Indonesia streamlines some geothermal permitting in new online system

Drilling Rig on site of the Muara Laboh geothermal project, Indonesia (source: Sumitomo Corp.)
Alexander Richter 11 May 2019

In efforts to streamline and bundle permitting needed for development of electricity projects, including geothermal, Indonesia has bundled permitting into an online submission system.

As reported in Indonesia this week, the country has moved electricity licensing services to an Online Single Submission (OSS) service which can be accessed on the website, which is currently handled by BKPM since January 2, 2019. OSS itself was officially launched in July 2018 under the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy.

One of the permits handled in the OSS system is the licensing process to build a power plant.

“There are 6 general electricity licenses that have entered OSS, as well as four additional permits for geothermal plants, all of which have now been processed through OSS,” said Head of the Public Information Services Communication Bureau and Cooperation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Agung Pribadi. Four geothermal permits that can be processed through OSS include the Assignment of Preliminary Geothermal Survey, Geothermal Permit, Geothermal Support Business Agreement, and Permit for Use of Geothermal Explosives Warehouse.

Agung said that licensing for the construction of power plants handled by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources through OSS was only 2 (two) permits, namely the Electricity Supply Business License (IUPTL) and Electricity Support Services Business License (IUJPTL).

“IUPTL and IUJPTL can immediately be given to developers through the OSS system after the developer conveys a commitment to fulfill the requirements as stipulated in ESDM Ministerial Regulation Number 39 of 2018 concerning Electronically Integrated Business Licensing Services in the Electricity Sector,” he explained.

In detail, Agung explained that six electricity business licenses that can be processed through OSS.

For details see the link below.

Source: Netral News