Support to Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
We are working with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, supporting Waste to Energy (WtE) initiatives through: the creation of a streamlined regulatory framework; a review of the Feed-in Tariff and its associated regulation; and the production of comprehensive set of WtE guides aimed at local government; identifying potential operators and investors; the creation of a website to encourage exchange and collaboration; and pilot work with a number of local governments.
In fact, we have been working with the ministry on WtE since 2013 and have undertaken a range of actions over this period, including awareness raising study tours in the EU; a Waste to Energy Week in Indonesia (involving all the key stakeholders); training in Public Private Partnerships for EBTKE staff; various actions to encourage investors and operators into WtE; and a pilot feasibility study in Yogyakarta to help accelerate the introduction and acceptance of the technology.
During 2015, at the request of the EBTKE, we reviewed the WtE regulation (Harmonization of Regulation) and the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and produced a detailed guidebook covering WtE, together with a number of associated brief guides for more popular reading.
We fully anticipate that the review of the regulatory environment and, in particular the FIT, together with guidance on how develop WtE, will lead to greater interest and practical action on the ground. Moreover, the EBTKE is expecting to finance two WtE projects and we have been asked to work with the two local governments involved in order to help them in planning and the required capacity building.
In addition, we will continue to provide the EBTKE with technical assistance on demand in response to enquiries received from local government and investors. Our three main areas of work in 2016 will be: institutional development, pilot projects and awareness raising.