Delegations from Southeast Asia Youth Energy Forum Visits Pertamina's Self-Reliant Energy Village

August 30, 2023 - Delegates from the 2023 Southeast Asia Youth Energy Forum (SAYEF) visited a renewable energy-based village in Keliki Village, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali.

The young delegates witnessed the direct renewable energy implementation, an initiative program by Pertamina in waste management using the reduce, reuse, and recycle (R3) approach based on solar renewable energy with a capacity of 10 kWp. Clean energy electricity generated is used to operate all equipment on the premises.

The delegation also observed a 2.5 kWp solar-powered water pump that irrigates local rice paddies. Apart from being environmentally friendly, the solar pump also addresses irrigation water scarcity issues.

"The total installed energy capacity in the Desa Energi Berdikari of Keliki is 28 kWp. The positive impact of the energy produced goes beyond energy self-sufficiency. It also encompasses economic development. Furthermore, the environmental impact contributes to the government's goal of achieving Net Zero Emission (NZE) by providing a carbon emission reduction of 36 Tons CO2 eq/year," said Fadjar Djoko Santoso, VP of Corporate Communication of Pertamina.

I Wayan Wita, the Keliki village’s head, revealed that the solar-powered water pump benefits farmers in their cultivation activities, especially downstream during dry seasons. In addition to irrigation, the water from the pump is also used for drinking by the villagers.

I Wayan Wita explained, "The issue in Keliki Village is that during dry seasons, water flow is low from upstream to downstream, causing challenges in farming. Thanks to this solar-powered pump, which is part of the solar power system (PLTS), the situation is now handled," he stated while explaining to the delegates.

Meanwhile, Bill Meade, one of the delegates from USAID, commented, "I am delighted to visit a village that has implemented sustainable energy. It is a tangible example of Pertamina's collaboration with the community towards a better future."

Keliki Village is one of the 52 villages supported by Pertamina, involving young individuals directly in the installation and education processes as a substantial contribution of the youth to Indonesia's energy transition.

In addition to Keliki Village, Pertamina's Desa Energi Berdikari are spread across 52 locations, producing 143,250 WP of Solar Power, 605,000 m3/year of Methane and biogas Energy, 16,500 WP of Hybrid Solar and Wind Energy, 8,000 Watts of Microhydro Energy, and 6,500 liters/year of Biodiesel. These efforts contribute to a reduction in emissions of 565,896 tons CO2 eq/year and provide an economic impact of IDR1.8 billion/year to the community.

Khoiria Oktaviani, Coordinator of Public Information and Corporate Communications of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, also present during the visit, stated, "After a year of installing the Solar Power System (PLTS) in Keliki Village, its sustainability is evident, and the community is aware of the importance of maintaining and caring for it. Hopefully, this village can serve as an example and inspiration for other villages in Bali or elsewhere in Indonesia."

Pertamina, as a leading company in the energy transition, is committed to supporting the Net Zero Emission 2060 target by continuously promoting programs that directly impact the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement. All these efforts align with Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) implementation across all Pertamina's business lines and operations.**

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