ROSATOM representatives presented information on nuclear technology and energy security in the Asian region during the recent Nuclear Power Asia 2016 conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A major focus of the conference was facilitating increased energy security, keeping current industrial growth on track in the region and setting up a climate that nurtures growth.
Egor Simonov, director of ROSATOM Asia, represented the Russian state nuclear company at the conference.
“The construction of nuclear power plants can give a boost to whole branches of the economy – the nuclear industry contributes to the creation of new jobs, prosperity of engineering, R&D and education,” Simonov said. “According to recent public opinion surveys in Indonesia, about 75 percent of the population supports the development of the nuclear industry in the country. In this regard, the peaceful atom has the chance to be a part of the ambitious Indonesian program to commission new generation capacities.”
Simonov said a challenge for the region is to account for increasing demand for electricity while governments are requiring tight controls over carbon emissions. Simonov also said Indonesia plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 while also aiming to add approximately 35 gigawatts of generating capacity.