Thejakartatimes – Entrepreneurs who are members of the Association of Indonesian Private Electric Manufacturers (APLSI) welcomed the plan of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan who responded directly to the President’s instruction to simplify the regulation in the electricity sector. Jonan said it will simplify the 11 ministerial regulations and ministerial decisions on electricity.
Nevertheless, APLSI requested that trimmed regulation be really a non-conducive regulation for national private investment. “We welcome you. There is goodwill of the government. But we hope that the regulations are not pro to national private investment, “said APLSI Daily Chief Arthur Simatupang in Jakarta today.
He said the role of local investors needs to be strengthened in the future in the electricity sector by providing a lot of ease and alignment, in order to maintain national energy sovereignty. Arthur said that at the moment his office is still listing the regulations that are deemed necessary to be trimmed. “We are still inventory and try to study,” Arthur concluded.
He added, this pruning should be welcomed. However, this cuts should really touch the regulation that has been considered to complicate the business world, as well as prolong the IPP (Independent Power Producer) to obtain PPA (Power Purchase Agreement). He said that the current supply of electricity supply makes investment in the electricity sector run relatively slow and makes some targets difficult to achieve. “Meanwhile, electrical energy becomes the main support of national economic growth,” he said.
Previously Jonan said it would simplify the 11 ministerial regulations and ministerial decisions on electricity. He said, for unnecessary regulations will be immediately removed. As for, some other rules will be merged into one. However, Jonan is still reluctant to disclose specifically which rules will be removed and merged. According to him, it will soon be announced by the Director General of Electricity Andy Noorsaman Sommeng. (Thejakartatimes/Elv)