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Indonesia-Denmark Launch Wind Power Map

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Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan and Denmark Development Coordination Minister Ulla Tørnæs shake hands after launching a map showing Indonesia's wind power potential in Jakarta on May 2, 2017. (JP/Fedina S. Sundaryani)

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry and Denmark’s Development Cooperation Ministry launched on Tuesday a map pinpointing the wind power potential for electrification in Indonesia.

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan and Denmark Development Coordination Minister Ulla Tørnæs shake hands after launching a map showing Indonesia’s wind power potential in Jakarta on May 2, 2017. (JP/Fedina S. Sundaryani)

Denmark Development Cooperation Minister Ulla Tørnæs said this was part of a six-month cooperative engagement between the two governments, during which they exchanged their experiences in developing renewable energy sources for electrification.

“Today, we are launching a new wind map that shows the vast potential for utilizing wind in Indonesia,” Tørnæs said in her opening speech at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.

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“A number of visits to Denmark [by Indonesian officials] over the past six months has deepened the discussion and insight into waste-to-energy solutions, the use of biomass and how to accommodate fluctuating markets.”

The map displays the hot spots for wind power potential in Indonesia. It is expected to help the government and investors decide the best locations to develop wind turbines.

The map was also launched alongside a book titled Integration of Wind Energy in Power Systems, which will serve as a guide for policymaking and the integration of electricity into state-owned electricity firm PLN’s existing system. The book was written based on Denmark’s experiences in wind power development. (bbn, Fedina S. Sundaryani, The Jakarta Post)

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