Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara joins ICLEI’s 100% Renewables initiatives!

  • 24 May 2022

Indonesia’s Province of West Nusa Tenggara becomes the latest signatory to ICLEI’s 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact, and the newest participant of the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network!

 

West Nusa Tenggara is actively participating and showcasing its climate and energy action and ambition in Indonesia. It is an active participant of projects such as the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap project where it was selected as the deep-dive region, meaning it receives extensive support in developing its roadmap to reach 100% renewable energy use in its territory by 2050. As an archipelago, West Nusa Tenggara faces a unique set of challenges and opportunities that renewable energy is well-positioned to address and build on.

 

Through its local energy general plan (RUED), West Nusa Tenggara has committed to increasing the share of renewable energy in its territory. A mix of on-grid and off-grid solutions, including solar and hydropower, have been implemented in order to improve access to electricity in the region. Extensive energy modelling shows that it is possible to achieve 100% renewable energy use in the province, which would also go a long way in addressing energy security concerns.

 

Joining the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact and the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network will give it additional visibility to attract resources to makes its renewable energy transition possible, while also providing access to peer exchange opportunities and knowledge sharing with other committed local and regional governments.

 

Through the Energy Compacts, launched at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021, Kisumu County will also be able to access the Energy Compact Action Network and other assistance from UN-Energy. This will allow for cooperation with other Energy Compacts, all with the interest in achieving SDG7 by 2030 and enhancing its energy action.

 

To follow in Kisumu County’s footsteps and join the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Energy Compact, or the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Network, please contact us at 100re.network@iclei.org.

 

Read more about the Energy Compact and the Network.