Surabaya (ANTARA) - General Manager of the PLN East Java Main Distribution Unit, Agus Kuswardoyo, addressed the state-owned electricity company's initiatives towards achieving energy transition and net-zero emissions (NZE) by 2060.

"These efforts encompass short-term and long-term plans, alongside the development of renewable energy and its supporting ecosystem," he stated during a lecture at the University of 17 August 1945 (Untag) in Surabaya, East Java, on Tuesday.

Kuswardoyo emphasized that PLN's strategic approach focuses on greening its electricity provision, decarbonizing fossil fuel power plants, and developing new renewable energy sources.

He highlighted the importance of balancing electricity supply reliability, affordability, and environmental sustainability in achieving NZE 2060.

"Furthermore, PLN's commitment extends beyond the corporate level, fostering collaboration with stakeholders, including local governments," he added.

Collaboration and synergy with various parties have been built as an effort to accelerate the process of energy transition, including the generation of electricity on isolated islands.

PLN aims to increase its solar power generation capacity by 2027 to eliminate reliance on diesel power in the future. Additionally, the company has prepared infrastructure to support the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem by installing hundreds of public charging stations.

During the event, the PLN East Java Main Distribution Unit presented a grant for equipment to equip Untag's electrical power distribution systems laboratories, demonstrating their support for education.

Untag Deputy Chancellor Harjo Seputro expressed his appreciation for PLN's support in knowledge sharing and equipment provision.

"PLN is present here to share insights into the electricity industry, and no less important is to donate equipment for electrical power distribution laboratories," he emphasized.

He affirmed that the lecture could increase students' competence, knowledge, skills, outlook, and experience.

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