In achieving Indonesia’s target of 23 percent renewable energy (RE) share by 2025, national preparedness to overcome challenges in integrating RE has become a decisive key. In this regard, Renewable Energy for Electrification Programme (REEP) organized a study trip to Germany themed “Policy study and expert exchange in renewable energy integration and operation”. Delegations from state electricity company PLN, the Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT) and Indonesian solar energy associations participated and travelled to Germany from 22 to 27 October.
Germany has successfully unbundled its power market and become a country with one of the most efficient and reliable power markets consisting of 40 percent RE of its total installed capacity. The trip to Germany aims to showcase Germany’s power market unbundling and lesson-learned on integrating higher RE share while ensuring power reliability and adequacy as the part of Germany’s success energy transition “the Energiewende”.
One of the participants, Andhika Prasatwa, Director of Assessment of Industrial Technology, in Manufacturing, Telematic, and Electronic at BPPT, said about the trip that Indonesia could learn from Germany’s Energy Transition policies such as feed-in-tariff (FIT) to boost RE.