Bali, August 30, 2023 – To achieve Bali’s Net Zero Emission (NZE) 2045 target, the Department of Manpower and Energy and Mineral Resources has partnered with the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Indonesia, and the Center of Excellence Community-Based Renewable Energy (CORE) at the University of Udayana. Together, they will be hosting the “Bali’s Path to NZE 2045” workshop and the “Bali Job Fair & Education Expo 2023” from August 28 to August 30, 2023.
On August 27, 2023, the Workshop and Job Fair activities kicked off with the Bali Electric Vehicle Fun Touring event. This eco-friendly motorcade activity began at the Ministry of Manpower and Mineral Resources building in Bali. It ended at the Muara Pura Tanah Kilap Reservoir, covering a distance of approximately 10 kilometers.
During the Workshop “Bali’s Path to NZE 2045,” Ida Bagus Setiawan, Head of the Bali Province Manpower and Energy and Mineral Resources Office, emphasized the need to continuously maximize the potential for renewable energy development (RED) in Bali.
“In alignment with the action plan for renewable energy development, in 2025 and beyond, Bali will facilitate and plan Bali’s electricity needs by increasing the capacity of renewable energy power generators in Bali,” stated Ida Bagus Setiawan during his presentation at the Ministry of Manpower and Mineral Resources building in Bali.
Marlistya Citraningrum, Manager of Sustainable Energy Access at IESR, highlighted that Bali currently has a low-carbon development plan with an environmental perspective guided by Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali principles. Various regulations targeting decarbonization have also been implemented.
“In the low-carbon development plan for Bali, there is a need for a roadmap for decarbonizing the electricity system in Bali. This aligns with the Tri Hita Karana principles supporting Bali’s progress towards low emissions. To achieve this, IESR has undertaken several active strategic efforts, such as identifying the potential for solar power generation in Bali, mapping and analyzing electricity consumption behavior patterns of potential rooftop solar power users, and conducting an analysis of the electrical system on Nusa Penida Island in collaboration with the CORE Udayana team,” explained Citra.
IESR is committed to supporting the achievement of Bali NZE 2045 and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Development of Bali NZE 2045 with the Bali Provincial Government on August 5. Furthermore, after the Workshop and Bali Job Fair series of events, IESR also signed a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) outlining the Roadmap for Bali NZE 2045 with the Ministry of Manpower and Mineral Resources of Bali Province (Disnaker ESDM) on August 30.
Prof. Ida Ayu Dwi Giriantari, Chair of CORE Udayana, emphasized that all segments of society must collectively support and monitor Bali’s progress towards achieving low carbon emissions by 2045 as a shared responsibility and role.