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Rabu, 17 Januari 2018

Berita

ELECTRICITY

Electricity is the Key Heading to Civilization

MOROTAI – Electricity is human basic need and the government is obligated to meet the need. Concerning the responsibility, the government launched Bright Indonesia Program targeting low electrification ratio areas in Indonesia. Hopefully, Bright Indonesia Program will enable citizens in east part of Indonesia to enjoy 24 hours electricity as same as enjoyed by citizens in west part of Indonesia.

“Supplying sustainable electricity access for the people is the main focus of the Ministry of EMR because electricity is the important key heading to civilization; economy, education, health, technology, and resilience. Electricity infrastructure development should be considered as a sustainable movement, not only as a development project,” explained the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Sudirman Said right after accompanying the President of the Republic of Indonesia in the inauguration of New Renewable Energy Infrastructure Project in East part of Indonesia, Tuesday (4/5).

Overcoming the challenge, continued Sudirman, the Government is preparing Bright Indonesia Program, which is the follow up of the agreement from Bali Clean Energy Forum held in last February, and as the government’s commitment in giving energy access for all the people of Indonesia. Bright Indonesia Program targeted to lighten 12.659 underdeveloped villages all over Indonesia. There are 2.519 villages that are not yet electrified by PLN. “The focus of the program is in east part of Indonesia because approximately 65% of the un-electrified villages are in this areas,” continued Sudirman.

Renewable energy will be the solution to supply electricity for Bright Indonesia Program. The funding of the program for the next five years will be coming from State Budget (APBN) and also State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) such as PLN, Pertamina and LEN and also private sectors in form of investment and cooperation with international institutions. “We are formulating the joint implementation with regional government, including by involving regional stakeholders,” added Sudirman. (AK)

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