Industry Sector Must Utilize New Renewable Energy

Suryacipta Solar Panel

Reported from Indonesia Energy Outlook 2019, the industrial sector is still the dominating market for electricity in the nation, consuming more than 30% of the total usage nationwide by 2019. It is estimated that electricity demand until 2050 is still dominated by the industrial sector.

Most of Indonesia’s electricity is generated through coal processing, and its use will continue to increase to meet domestic needs – especially for power generation within the industrial sector. However, coal supplies will run low and the numbers would only be able to meet 75% of the national energy demand by 2030. The number will continue to decrease to a total estimate of 28% by 2045, and will cease to exist by 2086 should there are no new energy reserves being developed.

As a precautionary attempt to preserve, Indonesia embraces their considerate renewable energy potential, which totals to 443 Giga Watt (GW) of electricity sourced from geothermal, water, mini and micro-hydro, bioenergy, solar, wind, and sea. The renewable energy sources were arranged in the General National Energy Plan (RUEN).

The government has also targeted a progression in the use of New and Renewable Energy (EBT) to 23% by 2025. The abundance of renewable energy must be utilized by the industrial sector to decrease its dependency on fossil energy, considering that carbon emissions produced by fossil energy are quite high and reaches 1,24 tons of CO2 per MegaWatt (MW).

Energy transition efforts with the use of new and renewable energy reaps multiple benefits, such as a cleaner energy source at a relatively low cost. The efforts of various companies in using renewable energy needs to be continuously supported to help reduce the rate of global warming and release dependence on fossil energy.

One of the energy transition efforts carried out by PT Suryacipta Swadaya – the developer and manager of industrial estate Suryacipta City of Industry – was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya) –  a renewable energy startup with a focus on Solar Rooftop installation without initial investment costs.

Together with Xurya, Suryacipta has installed Solar Panel rooftops within their infrastructure of their industrial estate: Suryacipta City of Industry in Karawang, including ​​The Manor office building, The Promenade commercial area, Waste Water Treatment Plant and education facility in Suryacipta.

Suryacipta’s initiative to install Solar Panel rooftops at its facilities is to support the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) program, as well as being an example for tenants in Suryacipta and its surroundings, is to encourage the use of Solar Panel rooftops. They operate by “Leading by Example” – which they believe as the best way to convince more than 150 tenants in Suryacipta and its surroundings.

Abednego Purnomo as VP Sales & Marketing said “We are targeting the total use of Solar Panel rooftops in Suryacipta and its surroundings to reach 1 MW in the coming year. Meanwhile, we are working with Xurya to do joint marketing to succeed the ESG program. In the near future the use of Solar Panel rooftops will be increased so that all parties including industry players contribute to a better Indonesia, which in line with our vision of “Building a Better Indonesia”.

The success of the ESG program in Suryacipta will certainly be replicated in Subang Smartpolitan, an integrated township that was designed from the beginning with “Smart & Sustainable” concept for business and residential will apply ESG in daily life.

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