- Indonesia has declared target to reduce carbon emissions based on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by raising emission reduction target to 31,89% by 2030 with international support target by 43,20% and Zero-Emission target by 2060
- Industries are invited to take action on meeting sustainability goals
- The use of ABB drives on electric motors has proven to reduce energy utilization up to 80%
ABB in Indonesia continues to support the national energy efficiency and conservation program, by collaborating with the Indonesian Society for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (MASKEEI) at the Indonesia Energy Efficiency and Conservation Conference & Exhibition (IEECCE 2023) held from July 12 - 13, 2023. The collaboration was marked by an MoU signing to support the Energy Efficiency Movement (EEM) to signify the commitment of both parties to deliver effective energy efficiency solutions in Indonesia while supporting the government’s effort based on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by raising emission reduction target to 31,89% by 2030 with international support target by 43,20% and Zero-Emission target by 2060.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Chen Kang Tan, Vice President and Head of Motion Business, PT ABB Sakti Industri and R. M. Soedjono Respati, Chairman of The Indonesian Energy Conservation and Efficiency Society (MASKEEI).
In this collaboration, the two parties will share information about concrete steps that will be taken to improve energy efficiency and conservation efforts in Indonesia, explore those concrete steps, and increase information about the Energy Efficiency Movement among businesses and industry stakeholders along with related communities in Indonesia.
Chen Kang Tan, Vice President, and Head of Motion Business, ABB in Indonesia stated, “Through this collaboration, ABB Indonesia and MASKEEI can increase the efficiency of the industrial sector in Indonesia and can help the Government of Indonesia Net-Zero target by 2060 or sooner, which is an integral part of the overall development goal to become an advanced economy by 2045. This collaboration is also in line with the government's plan to carry out energy efficiency in accordance with Law No. 30 of 2007 concerning Energy to regulate the supply and use of energy in a sustainable manner.
Meanwhile, R.M. Soedjono Respati, Chairman of The Indonesian Energy Conservation and Efficiency Society (MASKEEI) stated that the MoU signing with ABB is aligned with MASKEEI’s commitment and vision in achieving the national agenda to develop clean and sustainable energy, through energy saving movement. "MASKEEI is open for any collaboration opportunities with all stakeholders. We believe that the collaboration between MASKEEI and ABB Indonesia will drive energy efficiency acceleration efforts for industries and business in this county," he added.
He further added that his party hopes to continue to strengthen its commitment to increase industrial efficiency in Indonesia and contribute as well as encourage the improvement of energy efficiency and the development of clean energy to meet the various challenges of the global energy transition towards clean energy for sustainable development.
The collaboration initiative comes from the awareness that the world is changing fast, and people encounter great challenges never encountered by humanity. By 2050, it is predicted that the global population will rise to 9.7 billion. On top of the rising population, we will face huge migrations and urbanization, concentrating high number of people in cities, especially in Jakarta. The global economy is expected to more than double over the same period. This will lead to a sharp increase in the energy demand, which will in turn accelerate climate change. As the world’s population and the demand for raw materials are growing, the supply of crucial raw materials is limited.
For decades, ABB through its variable speed drives has been helping industries, buildings, and transportation sectors to reduce energy consumption of electrical motors.
Electrical motors play a critical role and are usually the largest single user of electricity in industrial and commercial settings, doing everything from powering machines and moving conveyor belts, to pushing air through ventilation systems and lifting or lowering elevators. 45% of the world’s electricity is converted by electric motors into motion and < 20% of the world’s electric motors are controlled by drives. By 2040, the demand for electric motion will be doubled.
ABB drives, which control the energy used by motors to best match their power needs, have proven to reduce electrical use by as much as 80% in real-world use. They could play an important role in helping businesses decrease energy costs and supporting Indonesia's ambitious goals for reducing carbon emissions.
As a provider of motors and drives, ABB Motion is #1 global player for electrical motor driven systems. As a leader in this industry, ABB has the possibility, the duty, as well as the opportunity to drive a sustainable shift in electrical motion that will enable the world to meet the growing energy demand while cutting emissions and preserving resources.
Tan also further explained that energy efficiency is a top priority in Indonesia. “We want businesses to know that we can partner with them to help meet that challenge to achieve optimized energy efficiency and business effectiveness,” he added.
In today's global landscape, the pressing need for energy efficiency has become paramount. As we confront the challenges of climate change and strive to reduce our carbon footprint, it is essential that countries and companies take proactive steps towards improving energy efficiency.
“We want to step up the ways we’re helping businesses meet their performance needs while reducing their impact on the environment,” Tan explained. “Every electrical motor that operates more efficiently can contribute to both goals.”
Earlier in 2021, ABB launched the Energy Efficiency Movement, a global forum that brings together like-minded stakeholders to innovate and act for a more energy-efficient world such as Alfa Laval, Danfoss, Honeywell and Microsoft. Local businesses are encouraged to join the movement, being inspired by some of the success stories. Find out more at www.energyefficiencymovement.com.
CK Tan and Jon Respati also amplified the importance of Energy Efficiency in Indonesia on NUSANTARA podcast entitled “ABB x MASKEEI Clean Energy Podcast” that will be released soon on MASKEEI Youtube channel, hosted by Irma Hutabarat, a prominent Indonesian activist, journalist, and Head of Indonesian Civil Society Community.