“Renewable Energy Prospects: Indonesia” – IRENA – March 11, 2017

On March 11, 2017 the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a country report entitled, “Renewable Energy Prospects:  Indonesia.”

The report’s executive summary explains that energy demand increased 63% from 2000 to 2014 in Indonesia, the largest country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), accounting for approximately 40% of total energy demand in the region.  Indonesia has a target of 23% renewable energy use by 2025 and 31% by 2050.

Remap – the global roadmap from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – analyzes the challenges and opportunities for renewable energy in Indonesia in a country report that also presents resource and technology options.  The report posits that Indonesia could reach its 2050 target two decades earlier – by 2030.

“The report outlines three main areas where the country could take action to realise this opportunity:

  • Intensify efforts to meet growing electricity demand by capturing renewable energy resource potential;
  • Focus more on developing renewables for industry, buildings and transport;
  • Develop an integrated and comprehensive bioenergy programme to ensure sustainable development and use of this vital energy source.”

You may read more and download the report from the publications page of the IRENA internet site.