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Carrying the theme “Development of New Renewable Energy as a Form of Energy Transition to Net Zero Emission in Indonesia’s Future Development”, a national seminar moderated by the Lecturer of the Department of Environmental Engineering Undip Dr. Ika Bagus Priyambada, S.T., M.Eng.Sc., presented three speakers, including the President Director of PT Indonesia Power, Dr.Ir. H. M.Ahsin Sidqi, M.M., IPU, Professor of Environmental Sciences Undip, Prof. Sudharto P.Hadi and Head of Master of Energy Undip, Dr.Ir.Ir Jaka Windarta.

The Dean of FT Undip Prof. Ir. Mochamad Agung Wibowo, M.M., M.Sc., Ph.D. when opening the event revealed that this national seminar is a form of collaboration and synergy between universities and industry, namely PT. Indonesia Power. “With the MBKM program, the Tri Dharma of Higher Education must be added to the presence of networking, collaboration, or synergy. This national seminar is a starting point for us to collaborate and synergize with each other.” said Prof. Great.

Meanwhile, the President Director of PT. Indonesia Power, Dr. Ir. H. M. Ahsin Sidqi, M.M., IPU., in his presentation entitled “Strategy of PT. Indonesia Power in Transitioning Energy and New Renewable Energy Development towards Zero Emission Carbon Neutral 2060”, revealed that the Government has committed to developing the mix of New Renewable Energy by 23% by 2025 and reducing Greenhouse Gases by 29% by 2030 and PT. Indonesia Power participated in carrying it out.The Latest Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) 2021 is more dominant in developing EBT up to 56 percent.

Universities and the academic community can observe and take a strategic role in world policies to reduce carbon emissions and the development of renewable energy. With the New Renewable Energy development process, Ahsin Sidqi invited Undip to actively participate in his research. “Later Undip’s researchers can work with us.I believe Undip is very ready.” he concluded.

Professor of Environmental Science Undip, Prof. Sudharto P. Hadi, MES, Ph.D., in his presentation of his material entitled “Developing Sustainable and Equitable Energy”, explained that the development of EBT will face a problem, one of them is from the economic side. It will be difficult to achieve because it is still relatively expensive. However if we continue to use fossil fuels, the social and environmental impacts will also be very expensive. On this occasion, Prof. Sudharto also provided suggestions and input on the New Renewable Energy Bill that is being made by the Government.

In addition, the Lecturer of the Department of Electrical Engineering / Head of the Undip’s Master of Energy Study Program, Dr. Ir. Jaka Windarta, M.T., IPU, ASEAN Eng., in his presentation explained that the use of fossil energy which has been the world’s focus has been proven to contribute to accelerating the rate of global warming.

According to Jaka Windarta, there are many New Renewable Energy potentials that can be developed in Indonesia, including Geothermal Power Plants (PLTP), Hydro Power Plants (PLTA), Micro Hydro Power Plants (PLTMH), Solar Power Plants, Wind Power Plants (PLTB), and Bioenergy Power Plant.

In achieving the Net Zero Emission target, the Government is implementing five main principles, namely increasing the use of renewable energy, reducing fossil energy, using electric vehicles in the transportation sector, increasing the use of electricity in households and industries, and utilizing carbon capture and storage (CCS).

“In terms of energy, there are several policies that can be taken to support Net Zero Emission, namely reducing energy intensity (energy efficiency), New Renewable Energy, and transitioning to electric vehicles. Multi-stakeholder commitment and collaboration is needed to plan the development of Indonesia’s Net Zero Emission.” concluded Jaka Windarta.