187 charging stations fully operational in September 2021, Says Official

Thursday, 14 October 2021 - Dibaca 2650 kali




NUMBER: 365.Pers/04/SJI/2021

Date: 14 October 2021

187 charging stations fully operational in September 2021, Says Official

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) has continued to accelerate the construction of public charging stations (SPKLU) for electric vehicles (EV). Until September 2021, a total of 187 SPKLU have entered operation, spanning 155 locations across Indonesia.

"We have prepared an EV acceleration program. For your information, there are 187 SPKLU at 155 locations as of September 2021," said Director General of Electricity, Rida Mulyana, in a webinar celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Human Resource Development Agency of EMR held on Wednesday (13/10).

Rida went on to say that construction of SPKLU had been done in Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi Islands. To be specific, there are 83 SPKLU in the Special Capital Region of Jakarta spanning 63 locations, 18 SPKLU at 16 locations in Central Java and Special Region of Yogyakarta, 29 SPKLU at 29 locations in West Java, and 15 SPKLU at 12 locations in Banten.

Next, 29 SPKLU are operating at 23 locations in East Java, Bali, and West Nusa Tenggara, 7 SPKLU at 7 locations in Sumatra Island, and 6 SPKLU at 5 locations in Sulawesi Island.

"Indeed, Java Island dominates the share, but we have also built charging stations in Sumatra, while the easternmost stations are located in Sulawesi. Everyone is on the go because this is a wait and see business. People wishing to purchase cars are waiting for SPKLU, those who wish to build SPKLU are waiting for people to purchase cars," explained Rida.

Besides SPKLU, there are 153 battery swap stations (SPBKLU) at 86 locations in Jakarta and Tengerang.

EV acceleration, continued Rida, has its legal umbrella in Regulation of Minister of EMR Number 13 of 2020 on the provision of charging infrastructure for EVs. "The ministerial regulation sets out the standards and safety codes, business process or procedures in the electricity subsector, and electricity tariffs," Rida concluded.

In the National Grand Energy Strategy, the Indonesian government has set a target to build 572 SPKLU in 2021, and the number will total 31,859 units by 2030. These SPKLU are expected to accommodate the 2.2 million four-wheeled EV potential by 2030. (IY)

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