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Merdeka.com – Head of the Bureau of Communication, Public Information Services, and Cooperation of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Agung Pribadi said that the implementation of the electricity subsidy program for customers of 450 and 900 volt amperes (VA) electricity was still not on target.

Currently, electricity subsidies are enjoyed mostly by all 450 VA and 900 VA household customers included in the Social Welfare Integrated Data (DTKS). Of the approximately 24.3 million 450 VA subscribers, there are about 9.5 million that are included in DTKS.

Of the 14.8 million subscribers of 450 VA Non DTKS, currently a survey has been conducted for 12.2 million, and resulted in about 50.1 percent who are entitled to receive subsidies. Meanwhile, around 49.9 percent, or 6.1 million, are suspected of not being on target.

“This figure has the potential to increase until the full survey is carried out,” said Agung in Jakarta JakartaWednesday (14/9).

Regarding the plan to eliminate 450 VA to 900 VA electricity, it is based on the desire that electricity subsidies be given more accurately on target. However, the proposed transfer still requires a more detailed study and discussion.

“This includes a cost and benefit analysis, so it must be ensured that the plan does not burden the targeted customers,” he explained.

Meanwhile, in the Government Working Meeting and the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia on Monday (12/9), it was decided that the electricity subsidy budget ceiling for the 2023 fiscal year was Rp. 72.58 trillion. The amount of the electricity subsidy is determined with the assumption of an exchange rate of Rp. 14,800 per USD and an ICP of USD 90 per barrel.

“The electricity subsidy policy in accordance with the Financial Note of the 2023 RAPBN mandates that electricity subsidies be given only to those who are entitled, electricity subsidies for households are given properly targeting poor and vulnerable households, and encourage the development of new and more efficient renewable energy,” he concluded.

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