Triangular Cooperation Towards Energy Transformation: Sharing Best Practices for Renewable Energy Development Between Indonesia-Germany-Nepal




On Monday (29/4), the Ministry of State Secretariat (MoSS) and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MoEMR), in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), commenced the 1st Exchange of South-South and Triangular Cooperation on the Development of Renewable Energy with Nepal program in Bali. Through the framework of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC), the governments of Indonesia, Germany, and Nepal are collaborating to address development challenges in renewable energy. Scheduled until Friday (3/5), the initiative aims to foster the sharing of best practices and mutual learning on new and renewable energy policies between Indonesia and Nepal, marking the pivotal first step towards inter-country collaboration.



Participating in the event's opening ceremony, Acting Director of International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tika Wihanasari, expressed hope for Nepal to become Indonesia's partner in energy cooperation in the future. This aligns with the spirit of SSTC as stated by Noviyanti, Head of the Bureau of International Technical Cooperation of MoSS, "We hope this program can facilitate the exchange of ideas, commitments, and contributions among parties in renewable energy." Moreover, Eniya Listiani Dewi, Director General of New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation of MoEMR, underscored the transformative potential of integrated renewable energy utilization in expediting electricity access to remote, frontier, and outlying areas. Consequently, nations like Indonesia and Nepal can address developmental challenges in such regions.




Spanning a 5-day duration, the program encompasses classical sessions facilitating discussions on regulatory frameworks and the practical implementation of energy policies in Indonesia. It also includes non-classical sessions spotlighting hands-on experiences through site visits to renewable energy facilities, such as integrated waste processing site (TPST) Kertalangu Kesiman and solar power plants (PLTS) Kayubihi in Bangli Regency. This multifaceted approach aims to equip participants with a holistic understanding of Indonesia's renewable energy policies. Along with that, in order to provide the best and most memorable experience while in Indonesia and to get to know Indonesia more closely, the Nepalese delegates are also invited to enjoy local culture and typical Balinese culinary delights.




By: SSTC Working Group, MoSS