Indonesia has started the process of consigning coal to history

Indonesia’s generation mix has historically been dominated by coal. This dominance has become further entrenched in recent years, as indicated by a significant rise in the share of coal power from 40% in 2010 to 61% in 2021.

Indonesia has been a laggard in the global clean power transition. It had near-zero wind and solar generation in 2020, much lower than the world average of 10%.

Indonesia has expressed its intention to phase out coal-fired power plants by the 2040s, conditional upon receiving sufficient international financial and technical support. This signals a significant shift in Indonesia’s attitude towards clean power transition. Though a good start, the ever-rising share of coal power in the country in recent years indicates that immediate action is also required to translate its climate aspiration into real impact.

Last updated: October 2022

Progress towards clean power targets