Indonesia’s upcoming energy efficiency incentives: an opportunity for HCs

By Sabine Lobnig, May 28, 2010, 13:46 2 minute reading

The World Bank has approved a $200m loan to the government of Indonesia to support its climate change policies, including on increasing the incentives to promote energy efficiency. The country already counts many projects whereby chillers for commercial buildings have been converted to hydrocarbons, resulting in significant energy and therefore greenhouse gas savings.

The approval of the loan supporting climate change policies comes in response to the country’s commitment last year to reducing its greenhouse gases by 26% by 2020. Earlier this year, Indonesia announced a $1bn fund to invest in emission reduction projects that should be operational before the end of the year.

Incentives to promote energy efficiency underway in Indonesia

The World Bank’s ‘Climate Change Development Policy Loan’ (CC DPL) Program to Indonesia will support the government’s efforts to develop a lower carbon, more climate-resilient growth path by focusing on three main thematic areas:
  • addressing the need to mitigate Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions;
  • enhancing adaptation and resiliency efforts in key sectors; and
  • strengthening the institutions and cross-cutting policy framework needed for a successful climate change response
Although a big part of the mitigation efforts will focus on addressing deforestation, incentives to develop and deploy renewable energy alternatives and promote energy efficiency will also be part of the policies. Retrofitting or switching to hydrocarbon cooling and heating technologies could be a means of improving energy efficiency especially from the household and commercial building sectors.

Hydrocarbon conversions in Indonesia: a track record of energy savings

Several conversions of chillers and coolers for commercial buildings to hydrocarbons have been carried out in Indonesia. The Energy Resources Group provides examples of successful projects and the energy savings they entail in commercial building in Jakarta, Bali and Lombok:

  • Alfamart 649 stores in Jakarta using air-cooled split units recorded 25% savings
  • ITC Mangga Dua using 208 tr Carrier recip chillers recorded 34.7% savings
  • JW Marriott Hotel using 132 tr York recip chillers recorded 25% savings
  • Supermal Karawaci using 60 tr Hitachi screw AHU recorded 30% savings.
  • Mulia Hotel using Copematic 5 tr semi-hermetic comp recorded 13.3% savings
  • Sol Elite Marabella Hotel using 1.5 tr Sanyo split unit recorded 24.4% savings
  • Maspion Plaza using 150 tr York recip chiller recorded 15% savings
  • Kondominium Simpruk Teras using 10 tr Fair pckg unit recorded 22% savings
  • Mal Kelapa Gading using 200 tr Carrier recip chillers recorded 28% savings
  • Darmawangsa Square using 2 tr General split unit recorded 24% savings
  • Siloam Gleneagles Hospital using 1 tr Mitsubishi split unit recorded 45% savings
  • Yayasan Pendidikan Permai using 1 tr Gree split unit recorded 22% savings
  • Maya Ubud Resort & Spa recorded 41% savings
  • Sahid Jaya Hotel recorded 51% savings
  • Ritz Carlton Hotel recorded 28% savings
  • Kartika Plaza Beach Hotel recorded 55% savings
  • Sahid Jaya Hotel recorded 72% savings
  • Oberoi Hotel recorded 18% savings
  • Novotel Hotel recorded 39% savings
  • Lombok Raya Hotel recorded 27% savings
  • Sheraton Senggigi Hotel recorded 53% savings
  • Senggigi Beach Hotel recorded 36% savings
  • Jayakarta Hotel recorded 25% savings
  • Intan Lombok Hotel recorded 21% savings
  • Holiday Inn Hotel recorded 20% savings 


By Sabine Lobnig

May 28, 2010, 13:46

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