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Indonesia Energy Ministry: Supporting the Development of the KBLBB Ecosystem, Two SPKLUs Return to Operation in the Capital


The acceleration of the development of the Battery-Based Electric Motor Vehicle (KBLBB) ecosystem continues in Indonesia. This is marked by the operation of 2 (two) Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (SPKLU) in Lenteng Agung and MT Haryono, DKI Jakarta. The construction of this SPKLU is the result of a collaboration between the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and PT Pertamina (Persero).

Representing the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Director General of Electricity Rida Mulyana on the occasion expressed his appreciation for the initiative of BPPT-PT Pertamina in providing SPKLU in Indonesia. “This is a tangible manifestation of inter-institutional synergy to accelerate KBLBB vehicles in Indonesia so that the planned targets can be realized immediately,” said Rida during the virtual SPKLU launching, Thursday (5/8).

Rida detailed, in the Grand National Energy Strategy document, electric vehicles themselves are targeted to reach 2 million electric cars and 13 million electric motorcycles in 2030. Meanwhile, the target for SPKLU development is 25,000 units in 2030. “So far, 147 SKPLUs have been built in 119 location,” he explained.

The government’s efforts to realize the above, continued Rida, by issuing supporting regulations in the form of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 13 concerning Availability of Electricity Charging Infrastructure for Battery-Based Electric Motorized Vehicles. “The regulation regulates the responsibilities of business entities, the licensing process, electricity schemes, electricity tariffs, incentives, and of course business safety,” he explained.

Rida emphasized that this program is an inseparable part of efforts to realize a clean and efficient energy transition, save foreign exchange and save fuel subsidies. “By increasing the use of electric vehicles and providing clean energy, we are targeting an EBT generating capacity of 38 Giga Watt by 2030,” he hoped.

On the same occasion, the Head of BPPT Hammam Riza expressed the rapid development of Electro-Mobility (e-Mobility). This concept adopts the use of electric powertrain technology, in-vehicle information systems, communication technology, and interconnected supporting infrastructure. “e-Mobility is believed to be the answer to future transportation needs not only in the world, but also in Indonesia,” he said.

According to Hammam, there are several factors that have resulted in a massive and global increase in e-mobility. Among them, awareness of climate change, reduction of carbon emissions, electric vehicle technology and infrastructure as well as increasing the number of electric vehicles.

“This supports the electric vehicle ecosystem, which is also projected by the Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with the potential in 2021 to reach 125,000 units for electric cars and electric motorcycles of 1.34 million units,” he explained.

As a form of support, BPPT is also conducting techno-economic studies, commercializing SPKLU business models for operator charging points, developing Charging Station Management Station (CSMS) software, AC Fast charging stations and home charging as well as user platforms for battery swap stations.

While representing PT Pertamina (Persero), President Director Nicke Widyawati said that her party continues to support Government programs both in the development of electric vehicles in both the upstream and downstream industries. Moreover, the transportation sector contributes about 23% of carbon emissions.

“This is a big program for Pertamina. Together with other SOEs, Pertamina is developing an electric battery ecosystem within the Indonesia Battery Corporation (IBC). In several private areas we also rent out several electric motor vehicles that are more environmentally friendly,” explained Nicke.

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