February 15, 2021, 10.48 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - A total of 16 government buildings in Central Jakarta will utilize solar panels in a bid to implement best practices for renewable energy and lessen reliance on fossil fuels. 

Bambang Prayitno, head of the Manpower Transmigration and Energy Office in Central Jakarta, said the aforementioned buildings are owned by the Jakarta Administration. 

"The solar panels will be installed in government offices, sub-district offices, regional general hospitals [RSUD], and school buildings," Bambang said on Monday, February 15. 

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Bambang explained that the installation of solar panels aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in 2030 and to save electricity costs.

"We can save up to 20 percent for the electricity bills," He said.

The initiative is based on Governor's Instruction No. 66/2019 on air quality control.

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The instruction requires the City's Industry and Energy Agency to install solar panels in all school buildings, sports facilities, health facilities, and local government-owned buildings from 2019 to 2022.

The installation of solar panels is one of the government's efforts to achieve a 23 percent renewable power production energy mix by 2025 as mandated by the General National Energy Planning (RUEN) road map.

(Writer: Ihsanuddin | Editor: Sandro Gatra)

Source: https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2021/02/15/15412631/16-gedung-pemerintah-di-jakpus-akan-dipasang-panel-surya 

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