Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, open the sound of an electric vehicle whose power still comes from a coal-fired power plant. According to Luhut, the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia is being built. So, everything must be done gradually.
Luhut emphasized that the process of switching to electric cars must be carried out in a balanced manner, meaning taking many things into consideration. Currently the power plant still uses new stone, but in the future it will definitely adopt other, cleaner energy.
“Everything is mixed, it’s impossible all at once, so it’s gradual. We have to create a balance. The point is, don’t disturb the best load,” said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan when attending the 2023 IKAXA National Seminar, Senayan, Central Jakarta, recently.
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“Now our carbon emissions are 2.3 tons per capita. America has 15 tons, the best line is 4.5 tons. So we have room to enter. That’s why we have to understand that,” he added.
Electric car charging. Photo: Muhammad Hafizh Gemilang
According to PT PLN (Persero) records, the installed electricity generating capacity until 2030 will reach 99.2 Giga Watt (GW). Meanwhile, almost half or 45 percent is dominated by new stone and the rest is divided between gas (26 percent), water (15 percent), geothermal (6 percent) and others.
The use of solar energy as electricity generation is still in the range of 5 percent. In fact, according to Agus Purwadi, an automotive observer and electricity expert at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), the use of solar energy should be a priority amidst the onslaught of electric cars.
To detikOto, Agus explained that the most ideal energy source for electricity generation currently implemented in Indonesia is a solar photovoltaic system or solar PV. According to him, the use of solar PV must be done immediately before the price becomes more expensive.
“Using solar PV is currently the most ideal (to be implemented) in Indonesia. The use of solar PV (as a source of power generation energy) in Indonesia must be done immediately. Because if it is postponed, the costs will definitely be even more expensive,” explained Agus.
Solar panels. Photo: ADITYA PRADANA PUTRA/ADITYA PRADANA PUTRA
According to Agus, a number of developing countries in Asia are starting to switch from coal to solar PV. That is why, as one of the main players in electric vehicles in the Yellow Continent, Indonesia must adopt the same energy source.
“If we look at a number of studies, we have to go to PV. So like it or not, Indonesia has to go there. Even in India, PV is much cheaper,” said Agus.
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