Indonesian president wants to prioritize on renewables for new power projects
Indonesia's President, Mr Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is drumming up support for new renewable energy projects.
Indonesia is eager to boost energy generation and the country’s president, Mr Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is promising to give renewables and more specifically, geothermal a more important role in new energy projects.
It is well known that Indonesia has massive amounts of untapped geothermal power amounting 28,000 MW.
The President is trying to bolster the growth of green energy by all means necessary.
The country’s premier declared at a public event that “Of the total 35,000 MW worth of power plants targeted to be built within the next five years, more than 90% is coal based. This should be shifted and changed. We have geothermal resources worth 28,000 MW, in addition to power energy from wind, waves, solar heat and biomass”.
Investors seem to also be eager to funnel funds into renewable projects and new development are happening, but the country needs to add more momentum to green energy.