Bali To be Centre Of Clean Energy In 2019 – Ngurah Rai Airport To Receive Solar Powered Panels
Authorities of PT Angkasa Pura I, operators of the Ngurah Rai International Airport are currently in discussions to implement solar powered panels to power the airport’s central offices. General Manager at PT Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai Airport, Trikora Harjo said that the airport is working together with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to plan for the solar energy panels that are expected to help reduce hefty electricity bills of approximately IDR 154 million per day. Trikora Harjo also said that the plans to implement solar powered panels at Ngurah Rai International Airport are currently only at discussions stage; Phase One will see solar powered panels being implemented and used to power the offices of PT Angkasa Pura I before being used elsewhere within the airport.
The plan is part of a larger pilot project from the Indonesian Ministry of Energy that will position Bali as the center for clean energy by 2019.There are also reports which states that the Bali Governor’s office also will be equipped with solar powered panels in the near future. To ensure that the programme takes flight, Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika expressed his readiness to accelerate the implementation of this program."We will do what we can to ensure that this programme is realized. We will gather all resources and assistance that we can get in terms of human resources and provide additional budgets," he said. Made Pangku Pastika lauded the central government’s programme as it is in line with government of Bali’s efforts to enlist Bali as a Green Province.
"Everything begins here from this office and it is my desire to see the realization of this programme. I have been promoting this initiative everywhere I go as it is part of our big plans for Bali to be the example state for renewable clean energy, which in turn, will promote our positioning and elevate us in the eyes of the world, indirectly promoting us to tourists and tourism industry,” he added.