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Bali Provincial Government Accelerates Environmentally Friendly Energy Commitments from the G20 Summit

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The Provincial Government of Bali accelerates its energy self-sufficiency program with new and renewable energy (EBT) starting in 2022 through various policy regulations and the construction of power plants towards the availability of environmentally friendly energy. The Green Bali Plan with Net Zero Emission (NZE) targets to be achieved in 2045, faster than the national target in 2060.

The acceleration is an effort to maintain "Bali Compact" commitment reached by the Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting (ETMM) in Bali last September 2022 as part of the journey of the 2022 G20 Presidency of Indonesia. The commitment contains nine principles that are an essential part to accelerate the energy transition.

"The acceleration of Bali's energy self-sufficiency program with clean energy supports Indonesia as a concrete manifestation of the NRE commitment to accelerate the energy transition of G20 countries," said Ida Bagus Setiawan to the G20 Communications and Media Team, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. He is Head of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division of the Bali Province Manpower and Energy and Mineral Resources Office.

Bagus Setiawan said Bali is a pioneer province in preparing various regional regulations and policies in the use of clean energy in line with supporting the primary energy mix towards Bali NZE in 2045.

According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Sunday (13/11/22), the government is promoting the acceleration until 2022 by underpinning 20 regional and 27 governor regulations. These regulations include regional policies related to energy security and maintaining the balance of Bali's nature.

One of the policies implemented by the Bali Provincial Government is the gradual transition from the use of oil and coal-fired power plants to liquid natural gas (LNG) and new renewable energy (NRE). In addition, it is also gradually revitalizing old power plants that use fossils to be more environmentally friendly.

Based on the latest study from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) research team, in 2022, Bali has potentials for new renewable energy sourced from solar energy. This solar energy source is the highest value, capable of producing 10,000 megawatts (MW). The study mentions that Indonesia can explore other potential sources, including 37 MW of waste-to-energy and 1,000 MW of wind power.

The plan for the development of NRE power plant union will be conducted in stages starting 2021-2030, including 3.5 MW Nusa Penida solar power plant in 2022, 1.3 MW Titab Reservoir in 2023, and 24 MW of West and East Bali in 2023. In addition, power plants spread from Java to Bali will be able to generate 25 MW in 2030. The total target of produced electricity is 154.8 MW.

The acceleration of energy transition is in line with Bali's policy direction through "Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali",  the development pattern maintains the sanctity and harmonization of Bali's nature and its contents//VOI

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