PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), part of the Pertamina New & Renewable Energy (PNRE) Subholding, received 11 awards for the Performance of Occupational Safety and Health Implementation and Geothermal Engineering, as well as Geothermal Control of Pollution and/or Environmental Damage Performance for the 2021/2022 period from the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) in Bogor on Friday, December 19, 2022.
President Director of PGE Ahmad Yuniarto believed that the awards were given as appreciation from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources for the company’s commitment to carry out its operational activities by prioritizing safety and environmental aspects, as well as its commitment to geothermal development in Indonesia which contributed significantly in the energy sector.
This awards were expected to be a motivation for PGE to continue to make Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) efforts that would create personnel who were safe, healthy, and productive, to support Indonesia’s development.
There were four categories of awards in the 2022 Performance of Occupational Safety and Health Implementation & Geothermal Engineering and Control of Pollution and/or Damage to the Geothermal Environment Awards. First, in the Performance of Occupational Safety and Health Implementation & Geothermal Engineering category, PGE received the Aditama Award for Lahendong, Kamojang, Ulubelu, and Karaha Areas.
Second, in the Performance of Occupational Safety and Health Implementation & Geothermal Engineering for Non-Producing Work Areas Category, PGE received The Utama Award for Hululais Project.
Third, in the Performance of Control of Pollution and/or Environmental Damage for Production Work Areas Category, PGE received the Aditama Award for Ulubelu, Kamojang, Lahendong areas and the Utama Award for Karaha and Lumut Balai areas.
Fourth, in the Performance of Control of Pollution and/or Environmental Damage for Non-Producing Work Areas Category, PGE received the Utama Award for the Hululais Project.
According to Ahmad Yuniarto, In running the business, PGE continues to be committed to developing geothermal energy and ensuring the implementation of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) as an integrated part of PGE's geothermal business. The implementation of these ESG aspects is an effort to provide added value and support the government programs related to the use of new, renewable energy that is environmentally friendly, especially the geothermal energy.
PGE's commitment to developing geothermal energy can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of Goal 7 (Clean and Affordable Energy), Goal 12 (Responsible Construction and Production), Goal 13 (Climate Change Management), and Goal 15 (Land Ecosystem).
PGE currently manages 13 Geothermal Working Areas (WKP) with an installed capacity of 1.8 GW, of which 672 MW are operated and managed directly by PGE and 1,205 MW are managed under a Joint Operation Contract scenario. Geothermal installed capacity in PGE working area contributes to around 82% of the total installed geothermal capacity in Indonesia, with a potential reduction of CO2 emissions of around 9.7 million tonnes of CO2 per year. (*)