Enlit Asia 2023 launches together with 78th National Electricity Day in Jakarta

Enlit Asia recently held a kick-off reception in Jakarta, with the official launch of the event held in conjunction with the Indonesian Electrical Power Society (MKI)’s grand launch of the 78th National Electricity Day.

With the theme of “Readiness of the Indonesian Electricity Sector in Achieving the NDC 2030 Target Through the Development of Renewable Energy”, the inauguration was led by Jisman P. Hutajulu, Electricity General Director at the Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. Notable figures such as Indonesian Electrical Power Society (Masyarakat Kelistrikan Indonesia/MKI) General Chairperson Evy Haryadi, the 78th National Electricity Day (Hari Listrik Nasional ke-78) General Chairperson Arsyadany G Akmalaputri, and representatives from sponsor organizations were also in attendance.

At the launch event, speakers and industry experts discussed commercial and strategic aspects that could accelerate the transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable electric power system – with a focus on the evolution of traditional power systems, the integration of advanced clean technologies, and the framework and financing necessary to support this transition.

It was also announced that Indonesia had submitted an updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) proposal to the United Nations as the country sought to reduce carbon emissions by 32% (912 million tons of CO2 equivalent) by 2030, an increase from the previous target of 29%. Additionally, stakeholders would explore collaborative efforts to achieve their zero-emission targets by 2060.

Said Hutajulu: “The challenges in the electricity sector are enormous. As we all know, Indonesia still uses 67% of its power generation needs from coal to meet around 83 Giga Watts nationally. The Indonesian government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector by 358 million tonnes of C02 by 2030. Through this event, we hope that MKI can provide information and recommendations as input for making policies in the electricity sector.”

Energy Clarion Asia Events Portfolio Director Simon Hoare added on to this, saying: “This collaborative event is a continuation of the successful partnership that brought POWERGEN Asia to Indonesia for the first time and launched the 73rd Indonesian National Electricity Day in 2018. Enlit 2023, scheduled for November 14th, 2023, will feature over 350 exhibitors from around the world showcasing the latest technologies and innovations supporting the energy transition across the ASEAN region.”

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