312 Green Energy Stations Will Be Built This Year


The government is committed to green energy. One of these steps is to encourage the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. As a support, Pertamina will increase the number of Green Energy Stations (GES).

Pertamina Patra Niaga’s Director of Business Planning and Development, Harsono Budi Santoso, explained that this year Pertamina targets there will be 312 GES throughout Indonesia. This GES is integrated into a gas station with battery swapping and SPKLU whose electricity is operationally supplied from a clean energy source, namely PLTS.

“The realization until August has 238 Green Energy Stations formed, we hope this year it can reach 312. Although not all of them are integrated with battery swapping and SPKLU, we will continue to dilute them as a form of our commitment to the energy transition,” said Harsono at the Hayam Wuruk gas station, Denpasar, Bali, Tuesday (30/8/2022).

He explained that Pertamina’s steps in using clean energy are also in line with encouraging the electric vehicle ecosystem in Indonesia. Harsono detailed that currently there are 7 battery swap units in Jakarta and 6 battery swap units in Bali. As for the charging station, 6 units in Jakarta and 6 units in Bali.

President Director of PT Pertamina Power Indonesia, Dannif Danusaputro explained that Pertamina Power Indonesia as a clean energy-based electricity provider in Pertamina’s utilities continues to boost the use of solar PV in all Pertamina’s operational units.

For the gas station itself, said Danif, solar PV is used as a power source for the dispenser pump, as well as for bright stores. “In Bali, we already have 58 gas stations that we have installed PLTS. We make this a showcase of our commitment as well,” added Danif.

Danif explained that one PPI gas station budgeted an investment of Rp 80 million per gas station for the installation of PLTS. In addition, by using PLTS, one gas station can even pocket the efficiency of electricity use.

“It uses solar energy, right? So every gas station has an efficiency of 5-10 percent of electricity payments,” said Danif.

Meanwhile, from the G20 Bali event, the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia K. H. Ma’ruf Amin directly inspected the readiness of the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station (SPKLU) in Nusa Dua, Bali, Tuesday (30/8/2022).

This SPKLU is provided to welcome the peak of the G20 Presidency event which will be held in November.

Later, delegates from G20 countries will use electric vehicles. Therefore, PLN has prepared 70 units of SPKLU Ultra Fast Charging, 21 units of SPKLU Fast Charging, and 200 units of Home Charging in Bali.

The presence of the SPKLU will be a showcase of Indonesia’s energy transition at the G20 meeting, especially in the use of electric vehicles.

Ma’ruf Amin appreciated PLN’s steps in ensuring the availability of electric vehicle infrastructure ahead of the G20 Summit. Ma’ruf explained that the availability of SPKLU is also a way for Indonesia to increase the use of electric vehicles.

“I just witnessed the charging of electric cars and everything is very sophisticated and automatic using PLN’s SPKLU via PLN Mobile, and it can charge in 15 minutes and it is 100 percent charged,” said Ma’ruf Amin during a visit to Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, Tuesday ( 30/8/2022), reported from a press release of PLN.

Coordinating Minister Luhut added that in the future the use of electric vehicles will be more massive in Indonesia. In addition to providing a clean environment, it is also reducing energy imports so that Indonesia can achieve energy independence.