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Towards Indonesia's
Low Carbon Energy Transition

UK-MENTARI Pavilion in Indo EBTKE Conex 2020

The 9th Indonesia EBTKE Virtual Conference and Exhibition 2020′ this year received support from the British Embassy by participating as exhibitors and presenting cooperation programs between Indonesia and the UK in the field of renewable energy in Indonesia EBTKE 2020. The British Embassy presented UK -Mentari Pavilion at the exhibition hall Indonesia EBTKE 2020 by inviting energy companies in the UK such as Aquatera, Arup, Aggreko, Clarke Energy, Hallidays Hydropower, Ion Venture, Ryse Energy, Loesche Energy Systems, and SMAP Energy.

The support of the British Embassy with the presence of The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth UK in the keynote speech at Plenary Session 1 with the topic ‘Lessons Learnt from UK in Formulating the Scenario of 2050 Energy Transition’. In this session, Kwasi Kwarteng explained that there needs to be an adjustment from the experience in England to be implemented in Indonesia. In the UK, shifting to renewable energy has been carried out to increase employment. For this reason, Britain also supports Indonesia and collaborates to achieve net zero carbon.

The British Ambassador to Indonesia and East Leste, Owen Jenkins, also explained about the use of renewable energy for the use of electricity generation. In Plenary Session 3, Owen Jenkins explained the topic ‘Growing Indonesia’s green sector: A UK-Indonesia Partnership’ to explain the cooperation between the UK and Indonesia. The British Ambassador emphasized that clean energy can be present in Indonesia and Indonesia can become the largest renewable energy producer. Reducing emissions can have benefits such as increasing economic growth, creating high-value jobs, and helping to improve the quality of life. In the UK itself, it has a target to reduce emissions by 100% by 2050. Furthermore, the price of production from renewable energy is also quite efficient. In 2020, the use of wind and solar PV is a much more economical energy source than fossil power sources for electricity generation.

To get to know about the application of renewable energy in the UK, through the partner energy company of the British Embassy, Aquatera, will hold a virtual field trip to Orkney Island in Scotland.

The Orkney Islands are located off the coast of North Scotland. Just like Indonesia, Orkney has abundant renewable energy sources. Orkney uses wind power, ocean energy, and even the sun to power communities and economic activities. They also use electric and hydrogen powered vehicles.

On this occasion, the virtual field trip will visit and learn more about:

  • Electric vehicles and their charging points

  • Wind turbine installation

  • Wave energy devices

  • Tidal energy devices

  • European Marine Energy Center and other tested equipment on site

MENTARI – Towards Indonesia’s Low Carbon Energy Transition

Mentari is a four-year partnership program between the Governments of Indonesia and the UK starting in 2020 to support the use of low-carbon energy. The Mentari program, under the coordination of the British Embassy Jakarta and its partners together with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) as the main partner, aims to achieve the goals of inclusive economic growth, poverty reduction, electricity installation (electrification), and climate change. in Indonesia.

The main objective of Mentari is to support Indonesia to become a renewable energy superpower with special attention to the development of a low carbon energy sector in order to provide the best support for underprivileged people, and in particular for people in the Eastern Indonesia region. By working closely with the Government of Indonesia and other stakeholders in an effort to promote a conducive environment and promote an investment climate, Mentari will demonstrate the possibilities for using low-carbon energy for economic development, job creation and social inclusion, while helping to reduce climate and environmental impacts. in Indonesia. The program consists of various components of work in policy, commercial project brokerage services, pilot projects, and collaboration & networking.

In Indonesia EBTKE 2020, Mentari was present together with the British Embassy to present programs including:

  • Focused Discussion – Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes) as an Institutional Model for Sustainable Small-Scale Renewable Energy Management

  • FGD on Renewable Energy Capacity Quota System

  • Stakeholders’ Dialogue: Increasing Renewable Energy Infrastructure Development Investment in Indonesia

  • Learning Session: Gender Mainstreaming Dialogue in Renewable Energy Policy in Indonesia

  • Soft Launching “Study Result of Renewable Energy Off-Grid Business Model in Indonesia”

  • Training on Introduction to Virtual: Geospatial Least-Cost Planning for Renewable Energy for Eastern Indonesia


For more information about MENTARI, please contact:
Julio Retana
Team Leader
+62 821 1004 9187

Laily Himayati
Collaboration and Networking Lead
+62 815 9006 984

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