The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Held a Workshop to Support ASEAN Energy Efficiency

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) organized the ASEAN Energy Efficiency Workshop on April 3rd 2023 with the theme: Tapping the Potential of Energy Efficiency. This workshop was organized as a platform to enhance cooperation among ASEAN countries under the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025.

The Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE), Dadan Kusdiana, said that ASEAN countries had set a target of reducing energy intensity 32% by 2025 with the industrial sector contributing the largest energy demand in ASEAN.

Mr. Dadan said,“We must implement energy efficiency measures in the industrial sector, especially in energy-intensive industries such as cement, steel, chemical, and petrochemical. Implementation of energy management in the industrial sector can reduce energy consumption, at least 5% with low investment costs and can reduce even more with further investment in energy efficiency.”

The transportation sector ranks second in energy utilization in all ASEAN countries after the industrial sector. Therefore, policies are needed to pursue Net Zero Emissions in the transportation sector.

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The concept of the Net Zero Energy Building itself has also been promoted globally to support the achievement of Net Zero Emissions. One of the processes is to implement building codes and materials that are suitable for the tropics.

Energy efficiency in the building sector can be further improved by reducing the use of various energy-consuming appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, rice cookers, LED lights and fans.

Indonesia aspires to become a global center for the battery industry and EV manufacturing. One of the ways is by accelerating the spread of electric vehicles in the country, which can reduce energy consumption equivalent to 29.79 million barrels of oil equivalent (MBOE) and reduce emissions by 7.23 million tonnes of CO2.

“We must work together to set building regulations and standards for tropical buildings in ASEAN. We also need to align the application of the Minimum Energy Performance Standards for equipment in the ASEAN region,” Mr. Dadan advised.


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