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Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Distributes 500,000 Units of Free Rice Cookers

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Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Distributes 500,000 Units of Free Rice Cookers

JAKARTA, Timerilis.com – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources distributed 500,000 units of rice cookers / electricity-based cooking equipment (AML) in 2023.

This is the realization of the issuance of Ministerial Regulation (Permen) ESDM Number 11 of 2023 concerning the Provision of Electric-Based Cooking Equipment for Households.

As a derivative from the Technical Guidelines for AML Provision have also been issued through Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Decree Number 548.K/TL.04/DJL.3/2023.

Director General of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jisman P. Hutajulu said that the AML program in 2023 is an incentive for households that meet certain criteria.

“The purpose of this program is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable clean energy. In addition, this program aims to reduce imports of LPG used for cooking, increase electricity consumption per capita, and support cleaner cooking technology,” Jisman said in Jakarta, on Monday (9/10/2023).

The AML Provision Program throughout Indonesia has the potential to increase electricity consumption by around 140 GWh. Equivalent to 20MW generation capacity by 2023. The program also has the potential to save around 29 million kilos of LPG or the equivalent of 9.7 million 3kg cylinders.

“This program will benefit customers who can reduce the cost of some cooking that previously used LPG. For the government, this program can reduce import subsidies for 3kg LPG used for cooking. For PLN, this program can increase electricity sales,” Jisman explained.

Jisman also said that the target households of AML recipients are PLN or PLN Batam customers with 450 VA to 1,300 VA power who live in areas where 24-hour electricity is available and do not have AML.

“This electric cooking appliance must have domestic content as evidenced by the TKDN certificate, comply with the Indonesian National Standard, and have an energy-saving label. The specifications of the AML that will be distributed include a minimum function of cooking rice, warming, and steaming with a capacity of 1.8 to 2.2 liters,” he explained.

Jisman further said that this program is a grant from the Government, therefore it is necessary to pin a sticker that reads Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Grant and is not for sale.