IO – PT Geo Dipa Energi (Persero) has come to an agreement with the National Police of the Republic of Indonesia to discuss socializing guidance efforts in the field, according to applicable laws, on Thursday, 3 February. They are coordinating efforts to extend their MoU and create a cooperative agreement to ensure that GeoDipa operates according to applicable laws, especially when GeoDipa implements the National Strategic Projects assigned by the Government.
GeoDipa Acting President Director Riki Firmandha Ibrahim declares that being a State-owned Enterprise Special Mission Vehicle (“SOE-SMV”) under the direct guidance and supervision of the Minister of Finance, GeoDipa plays an extremely strategic role in the management of State assets, for the welfare of the people. In this case, the Company supplies “green electricity” from geothermal power, a renewable energy source. As an SMV, GeoDipa also cooperates with the Government to accelerate national economic growth, by supporting private micro, small, and medium-sized businesses and establish village-owned Enterprises.
However, Riki exclaims that he bitterly regrets the fact that provocateurs, both individuals and NGOs, attempt to throw a wrench into their plan to get massively-produced green energy for the sake of the people. “Only by socializing Geothermal Renewable Energy, a form of proof from Geothermal Projects in Indonesia to the world, as well as consistent Law Compliance and Law Enforcement, will we be able to educate the public and improve their literacy on the benefits of renewable energies, a way to protect natural assets in a sustainable economy,” he confidently observed.
Misinformation by provocateurs concerning GeoDipa’s management of State assets for the sake of the general population is unconscionable. Therefore, GeoDipa allies with the National Police, Regional Governments, and the General Attorney’s Office to ensure that no individual or NGO is allowed to twist the people’s perception of its mission. “All of us entrusted with the management of State assets must protect these assets – with the support of the very people intended to benefit from our work,” Riki said. “It is especially important for us, as a developer of geothermal renewable energy, as well as our fellows. In fact, it is unfortunate that not many of us have performed consistent socializing to protect our own enterprise.”
GeoDipa entered into an MoU with both the Police and the General Attorney’s Office, concerning the Implementation of Security and Law Enforcement within the Operational Environs of GeoDipa, since 2016. The Company has been operating Dieng and Patuha Geothermal Electricity Generators, National Vital Assets that must be protected from provocateurs who are only interested in the welfare of their own groups and don’t care if they sacrifice others. “We request State law enforcement not to intimidate people for the sake of our business. We are guarding National Assets involved in National Strategic Programs for the people’s own welfare,” Riki said. “We need to make sure that people are aware that the SOE GeoDipa exists to support the public’s own economic survival and growth – to ensure that no ill-intentioned individuals, groups, and/or NGOs can twist the public’s perception of us.”
GeoDipa is implementing the National Energy General Plan as mandated by Presidential Regulation No. 22 of 2017, by reaching the following targets: Generating 7.2 GW of electricity through Geothermal Electricity Generators by 2025 (about 16% of total target Renewable Energy Source use in the national energy mix), and generating 17.5 GW of electricity through Geothermal Electricity Generators by 2050 (about 10% of total target Renewable Energy Source use in the national energy mix). As a SOE, it also does this to support Government effort to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions.
“The Government’s efforts to eliminate exploration risks, directly develop local economies, encourage the creation of carbon credit and domestic investments and services, and reduce energy imports are meant to avoided environmental costs. Such efforts include the construction of small-scale geothermal projects in isolated areas not yet covered by PLN electricity transmission, especially in Eastern Indonesia. It creates demand through Renewable Energy-Based Industrial Development (REBID) and Renewable Energy-Based Economic Development (REBED) programs, as well as achieving the national emission reduction target by 2050, as stipulated in the Paris Agreement (COP21),” Riki said. (rp)