Revealed! No Nuclear Plant at RUPTL PLN News – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The government is reviewing the potential for developing Nuclear Power Plants (PLTN) in Indonesia. The reason is, this energy source is believed to be able to play a major role in the transition to clean energy.

Member of the National Energy Council (DEN), Herman Darnel, is aware that currently there are many movements, especially from groups that support nuclear development, including those carrying out nuclear power plant site studies. However, in PLN’s Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL), PLTN is not yet included in the development list.

“If you look at PLN’s RUPTL, there is no nuclear power plant yet. In DEN itself there are those who are pushing for the construction of this nuclear power plant on the grounds that we need it to reduce emissions or improvebalance “efforts to reduce emissions will be difficult to achieve if only with solar energy, wind energy,” said Herman to CNBC Indonesia in CNBC Indonesia’s Energy Corner, Tuesday (14/11/2023).

According to Herman, even though Indonesia has renewable energy sources such as geothermal power plants (PLTP) and water (PLTA). However, the amount will not be sufficient for clean electricity needs in Indonesia.

It is even predicted that Indonesia’s electricity needs will not be met, after the government maximizes the potential of existing renewable energy. Therefore, alternative energy sources such as nuclear are needed which can meet electricity needs.

“So the need arises because decarbonization to achieve net zero emissions requires it. So the RUPTL is ready first. The RUPTL hasn’t yet then there is also something that has to be formed called NEPIO and this hasn’t yet, and this requires presidential approval for the form of this NEPIO,” he said.

Previously, PT PLN (Persero) said that it was currently discussing changes to the Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM). The changes to the new RUPTL are estimated until 2040.

PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo explained that in the changes to the RUPTL, the portion of new renewable energy (EBT) generators is estimated to reach 75%. That way, the portion of generation originating from coal-fired PLTUs will not be increased.

On the other hand, with the addition of green enabling transmission lines and smart grids, the party will also be able to utilize the potential of EBT sources in Indonesia. Starting from hydro, geothermal, wind, sun and sea waves.

“So, the additional energy in the new RUPTL that we are currently designing is 60 Giga Watt (GW) additional generation in Indonesia until 2040 based on EBT, meaning that 75% of the additional generation will be based on new, renewable energy,” said Darmo at the event. Nusantara Power Connect 2023, Monday (11/9/2023).

Meanwhile, the remainder will be filled by the addition of environmentally friendly gas-based power plants. Where the reduction in emissions is 60% lower than burning electricity in coal-fired power plants.

“What this means is that we are aligning how there is a balance between the growth of environmental sustainability with this new plan. Of course the hope is how economic growth can be maintained,” he said.

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