Indonesia’s PT PLN (Persero) will distribute green electricity to PT Pamapersada Nusantara BBSO through a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) service. To this end, a REC sale and purchase agreement of 2,898 units has been signed between the mining contractor company and PLN South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Distribution Main Unit (UID Kalselteng).
With this agreement, Pamapersada Nusantara has become the first low-voltage customer in South Kalimantan to use REC from PLN.
Commenting on this, General Manager of PLN UID Kalselteng, Muhammad Joharifin explained, “REC is a certificate for the production of electrical energy produced by renewable energy plants where one REC unit is equivalent to 1 Mega Watt hour (MWh), so PT Pamapersada Nusantara contributes to using 2,898 MWh of green electricity.”
“Through REC, he added, “PLN not only presents procurement options for customers to meet renewable energy use targets that are transparent, accountable and internationally recognized, but also provides clean energy services as a joint effort to achieve carbon emission reduction targets.”
“Of course, in order to realize net zero emissions in 2060, we will continue to offer this REC program to companies engaged on an international scale,” noted Joharifin.
He continued, saying, “This year, PLN continues to cooperate with companies that want to use clean energy. It is recorded that until now there have been 3 companies in South and Central Kalimantan that have enjoyed clean energy from PLN. So that the presence of PLN with this REC product is believed to be able to support the needs of these companies.Hopefully, with the joint signing of the two companies today, in the future more and more other companies will follow suit using REC.”
Deputy BBSO Head of Pamapersada Nusantara Arif Cahyadi, said,” The use of PLN’s green electricity is a form of his company’s commitment to efforts to reduce carbon emissions. By using REC, Pamapersada contributed to the reduction of 641.30 tons of CO2.This is also a support for the government’s program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 31.9 percent by 2030.”
“Hopefully, this joint step with PLN for the use of REC can be a contributor to the reduction (of emissions), in addition to other efforts that are also made,” he said.
Arif hopes to see more parties in future, especially in South Kalimantan,to participate in reducing carbon emissions through REC.