The Indonesian German Renewable Energy Day (RE-Day) is an annual event organized by the 1000-Islands Renewable Energy for Electrification Programme (REEP), in close cooperation with Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG NREEC), German Embassy, German Chamber of Commerce, including public and private sector corporations.
The RE-Day is focusing on private sector involvement, which is essential for Indonesia to achieve its 23 percent renewable energy target. The RE-Day, therefore, aims to provide opportunities for the private sector to participate in the fulfilment of the state electricity company PLN’s 10-year power system planning, as well as to promote strong and long-lasting cooperation between firms to realize cost-competitive and transferable renewable energy solutions. The key players from Indonesia, Germany and other countries are invited to draw on success factors and experiences of their firm’s energy transition plans through presentations and panel discussions.
Last year’s RE-Day was attended by more than 300 participants. The main topic of the event was “Accelerating RE Deployment in Island Grids; From Power System Planning to Project Implementation”. It was opened by the Ambassador of Germany for Indonesia (Dr. Peter Schoof), and the Director General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (Ir. Rida Mulyana, M.Sc.). The feedback was overwhelmingly positive with special appreciation for strengthening cooperation between Indonesian and German Solar Association.
RE-Day 2019 will prominently feature companies, who sign a pledge to implement solar PV on their rooftop or have other renewable energy projects in planning (Pledge-Program). A press conference will be followed afterwards, to show the public that these companies are committed to supporting green energy in Indonesia.