1. Indonesian German Renewable Energy Day (RE-Day) 2019
The RE-Day 2019 was held at 20 November 2019 from 08.30 to 18.00 in Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. The event was opened by the GIZ Director of Energy Programme, Mr. Rudolf Rauch, the German Ambassador for Indonesia, H. E. Mr. Peter Schoof, and The Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, H. E. Mr. F. X. Sutijastoto. Overall, there are around 376 participants from various backgrounds coming to the event, with the most participants coming from private sectors.
All REEP’s program results, such as pledge reading, MoU signing and study result, were presented during the RE-Day. However, different from RE-Day 2018, the RE-Day 2019 was not only focusing on REEP’s program result, it was also bringing up several hot topics and issues related to RE that happened in Indonesia. Some success stories in delivering RE projects was showcased by private sectors to spark the interest, spread good experience and trigger more achievement in Renewable Energy.
The RE-Day was closed with a group discussion for commercial and industrial sectors, who have the commitment to use renewable energy. The purpose of this group discussion is to assess challenges faced by commercial and industrial sectors, that need to be overcome urgently, can be overcome together, and will boost the deployment of RE.
1.1. Signing on Memorandum of Understandings (MoU)
To increase private sector investment and involvement on renewable energy, a signing on Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been featured during the RE-Day, as the basis for planning further collaboration between Indonesian and German private sector, especially on cooperation related to:
- Technical assistance and studies
- Technology innovation and pilot projects
- Increasing human resource capacity
- Developing guidelines for safety standards & applying technology
The MOUs were signed between:
- TMLEnergy and Ferntech GmbH
- PLN Dispatching Centre Sulawesi and Meteocontrol GmbH
- PLN Enjiniring and REEP
- PLN Enjiniring and Fichtner GmbH
- PLN Enjiniring and STEAG GmbH
1.2. The Pledge Programme
Starting 2019, REEP was holding Pledge Programme for Industrial and commercial sector who are committed to use electricity from renewable energy, in order to actively reduce environmental impact. It is a programme where companies could show their commitment by pledging to install RE-based power plant, such as solar PV, to be used for their own operational purposes. By participating on this programme, industrial and commercial sector will have the opportunity to get covered by the media, but more than that, REEP will provide their technical expertise to support with the project, like providing pre-feasibility study, free of charge.
The companies participated in the Pledge Programme 2019 are:
- Pledge of PT Multi Bintang Indonesia
The Corporate Affairs Director at PT Multi Bintang Indonesia, Ms. Ika Noviera, read the pledge and declare that PT Multi Bintang Indonesia is committed to have 100% RE by 2025, and will install rooftop PV with the energy generation of 4000 MWh annually by 2020.
- Pledge of PT Danone – Aqua
Mr. Karyanto Wibowo, speaks for Danone-Aqua in his capacity as the Sustainable Development Director, disclose that Danone Aqua will install photovoltaic with a capacity of 5674 kWp in 2020 and continue to explore opportunities to increase the capacity in the future.
- Pledge of Nike Indonesia
Unfortunately, Ms. Devi Kusumaningtyas, the Government and Public Affairs Director at Nike, cannot attend the event. Instead, she sent a video of her reading NIKE’s commitment, stating that NIKE is pledging to pursue target of 30% GHG emission reduction by 2030 and a commit to analyze and set a decarbonization pathway for the fashion industry drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative.
After reading the Pledge, each company representatives are welcomed to be interviewed on a press conference, that are attended by more than 10 journalists from various media.
2. Indonesian German Renewable Energy Day (RE-Day) 2020
The RE-Day 2020 should unfortunately be cancelled due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia. Holding the RE-Day as an online event were, at that point, not an option due to the long event duration and the image that RE-Day should be held offline to enable direct face to face interaction. Suppose the COVID-19 cases remain high, REEP (or REEP2 starting 2021) will adjust the event to be able to hold it online. RE-Day will be held offline with a condition that the pandemic is over or (at least) totally under control.