Indonesia and UNDP launch LINTAS EBTKE to Accelerate Investment in Renewable Energy
May 30, 2023
In line with its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Indonesia has set ambitious targets to decrease emissions by 29% without conditions and 41% with conditions by 2030. However, one of the key challenges faced by the country is mobilizing private sector investment, both domestic and foreign direct investment, and engaging the public in the development of new renewable energy projects.
Another significant aspect to address is the limited availability of integrated information media that can effectively guide relevant stakeholders in their efforts to encourage investment in the renewable energy sector.
To tackle these challenges, the Government of Indonesia, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched the Layanan Informasi dan Investasi Energi Baru, Terbarukan dan Konservasi Energi (LINTAS EBTKE). This initiative, led by the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE), aims to expedite investment in the EBTKE sector.
LINTAS EBTKE serves as a comprehensive one-stop integrated service unit under the Directorate General of EBTKE. It offers various services, including information dissemination, public complaints management, investment assistance, and permits for the New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation sub-sectors.
The establishment of LINTAS EBTKE dates to 2016. In 2021, the Directorate General of EBTKE partnered with UNDP through MTRE3 Project to enhance investment and licensing assistance services on the LINTAS EBTKE website. This involved the development of a database and an investment information system specifically tailored for the EBTKE sub-sector. Since 2022, the LINTAS EBTKE website has been expanded to include additional information menus relating to investment potential and guidelines for the EBTKE sector in each province.
Secretary of the Directorate General of KEBTKE, Sahid Junaidi, highlighted the significance of the digital platform: "This Digital Platform is used by companies and the public in submitting information, requests for information, complaints, and investments in the EBTKE field."
The LINTAS EBTKE initiative has received grant support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), further positioning the UNDP as a platform for activities supporting environmental preservation and market transformation in the EBTKE sector. It aims to strengthen investment information systems and build capacity regarding EBTKE at the local government level.
Sahid Junaidi added, "Since its implementation in 2017, UNDP has provided various benefits to communities in four pilot provinces, namely Riau, Jambi, West Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)."
The easily accessible and integrated information provided by UNDP through LINTAS EBTKE serves as a guide for stakeholders and fuels investment growth in the renewable energy sector and energy efficiency, consequently driving market transformation. The support aims to enhance collaboration between the Central Government and Regional Governments by providing valuable data and information on the potential of the EBTKE sub-sector to potential investors.
The implementation of LINTAS EBTKE signifies Indonesia's commitment to accelerating the transition towards renewable energy and its recognition of the importance of robust investment mechanisms and information dissemination to achieve sustainable and low-carbon development goals.
Market Transformation for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (MTRE3) is a national collaborative project between Directorate General of EBTKE and UNDP to support the design and implementation of appropriate climate change mitigation action in power generation sectors and end use. This project was funded through a grant from Global Environment Facilities (GEF).
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