I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, Indonesia, one of the airports managed by PT Angkasa Pura I (AP1), have once again won a prestigious international award at the ASEAN Energy Awards 2023.
The airport, which serves as the air gateway to Bali, was selected as the winner in the "Energy Management in Buildings and Industries - Buildings - Large Buildings" category. The event, organized by the ASEAN Energy Center, is the highest award given to companies in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy development in the Southeast Asian region.
Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Nguyen Sinh Nhat Tan, presented the award to PT Angkasa Pura I's President Director, Faik Fahmi, in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday, August 25.
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Bali was selected as Indonesia's representative in the ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Best Practices Awards category after winning first place in the 2022 Subroto Award for Energy Efficiency in the "Energy Management for Industries and Buildings, Large Buildings Sub Category".
Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport holds the position of being the first airport under the supervision of AP1, and is also the pioneer airport in the Southeast Asia region to successfully obtain the ISO 50001:2018 certificate for energy management systems. Previously, the airport was selected by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources as an infrastructure pilot project to implement ISO 50001:2018. This step was initiated by the General Directorate for Renewable Energy and Energy Saving (Ditjen EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
In an effort to implement the ISO 50001:2018 energy management system, the airport has implemented various measures and policies that emphasize aspects of environmental conservation and energy efficiency. These include the use of environmentally friendly technologies such as photoelectric sensors on escalators and travelators in the terminals, the use of Building Automatic System (BAS) to regulate electronic devices in passenger areas, the use of clean water distribution monitoring systems, the implementation of LED lighting in passenger terminals and airside areas, and the installation of solar street lights in pedestrian areas around the airport.
In addition, in an effort to promote the use of renewable energy (EBT), AP1 together with its subsidiary Angkasa Pura Properti (APP) has built a photovoltaic-based solar power plant (PLTS) with a capacity of 155 kWp. The use of this PLTS also contributes to the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas emissions by 119 tons.
I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Bali's various efforts in energy management achieved positive results, with an energy consumption reduction of 26,592MWh, or an electricity cost reduction of Rp27.8 billion. This achievement shows an increase of 44% in the last two years. In addition to the successful reduction in energy consumption, the airport also achieved a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 21,008 metric tons of CO2.
On the occasion of the ASEAN Energy Awards 2023, Deputy Minister Nguyen Sinh Nhat Tan paid tribute to the award winners in his speech. He expressed his gratitude and commended the private sector players for their contribution to the greener and more sustainable development of the ASEAN region.
The President Director of PT Angkasa Pura I, Faik Fahmi, also welcomed the award with enthusiasm. He expressed his happiness that his organization has been recognized for its determination to achieve energy efficiency.
In addition, he also revealed that this award continues the previous achievements of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali Airport in the field of energy management, namely the Subroto Subroto Energy Efficiency Award (PSBE) from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) in 2022 and the Energy Management Insight Award organized by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in June 2023.
Furthermore, Fahmi stated that the various energy management awards received have encouraged them to continue the company's commitment to achieving organizational goals, namely having a positive impact on the environment.