West Nusa Tenggara, ID, undergoes renewable energy workshop

(in photo above) The 100% RE team from ICLEI Indonesia and in-person workshop participants during the workshop, including representatives from the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources, Regional Development Planning Agency/BAPPEDA of WNT Province, Mataram City, Sumbawa Regency, Department of Public Works and Public Housing, and Department of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

“Our commitment is an energy system that is entirely sourced from renewables.”

Ir. Zainal Abidin, Head of the West Nusa Tenggara (WNT) Department of Energy and Mineral Resources, reiterated the Indonesian province’s goal of achieving 100% renewable energy-based energy system by 2050 during a workshop and project development session for its renewable energy roadmap journey on 29 September 2022.

The workshop was led by ICLEI Indonesia and was attended by the Project Implementation Team and officials from the local government.

Aside from raising stakeholder ownership on the 100% RE Project, the workshop served as a venue to consolidate relevant projects and policies throughout the cities, districts, departments, and agencies in the province. 

Suryani Eka Wijaya, Regional Development Planning Agency (BAPPEDA) of WNT, said that the resulting 100% RE roadmap should be incorporated and highlighted in the Regional Medium Term Development Plan, a document now in the early stages of development.

Rosmaliati, a lecturer from the University of Mataram, adde that there needs to be further coordination between the Provincial Government of WNT and the State Electricity Enterprises (PLN) regional unit regarding the synchronization of regional renewable energy targets with the electricity business plan document.

Niken Arumdati of the WNT Department of Energy and Mineral Resources said during the Project Development Session that priority projects have to consider the local potentials, be made bankable, and consider a business model or funding mechanism that aligns with regional realities.

Potential projects have been identified in the RE and Energy Efficiency Identification and Prioritization Workshop for Mataram City and Sumbawa Regency, majority of which are solar PV technology-based projects owing to the region’s potential. 

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