Indonesia Research Agency to Formulate Nuclear Energy Strategy

Sep 2023

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is in the process of formulating a strategy to facilitate the establishment of nuclear power plants in Indonesia. The Deputy for Development Policy at BRIN recently emphasized the potential of nuclear energy to provide a consistent and long-lasting source of electricity. The government has been exploring the application of nuclear technology as a component of the country’s new and sustainable energy sources.

BRIN is presently making preparations in various aspects, including the development of human resources, technological capabilities, and the delineation of zones for the advancement of nuclear energy. The Deputy for Development Policy expressed the aspiration to acquire top-tier technologies characterized by low risk, effectiveness, and efficiency for implementation in Indonesia. These technologies should align with Indonesia’s unique characteristics as an archipelagic nation, including considerations related to its seasonal variations and other specific traits.

Participation from foreign entities is expected to play a crucial role in advancing the development of nuclear energy within Indonesia. South Korea is among the nations interested in exporting nuclear power plant technology to the Southeast Asian country. According to the Korea JoongAng Daily, the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy plans to send commercial attachés with the mission of advancing the export of technologies for nuclear power plants.

(Source: Antara; Katadata)

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