Electric Vehicle Charging Station Business Scheme and Its’ Profit Potential

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia-The Director General of Electricity at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources,Rida Mulyana, revealed that there are three business schemes for the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station (SPKLU) or electric gas stations that are given by the government to the public or business actors who want to start this business.

First, the provider scheme, where business is carried out by providing its own electricity and then selling to consumers battery-based electric motor vehicles (KBLBB).

In this business scheme, prospective business actors need to meet requirements in the form of a business determination area document, an electricity supply business license (IUPTL), and an SPKLU identity number.

Second, the retailer scheme, which is a business carried out by business actors by buying electricity from the State Electricity Company (Persero) aka PLN or other business area holders, then selling it on behalf of their own business entity.

The requirements for businesses with this scheme are the same, namely, they must have a business determination area document, an electricity supply business license (IUPTL), and an SPKLU identity number.

Third, the cooperation scheme as a partner of PLN or other business holders. The business requirements only need to have an SPKLU identity number, while other permits are enough with a permit from PLN or other business area holders.

“So, this is very simple and this is our passion to accelerate investment so that the use of KBLBB can be realized immediately,” he said in the Webinar on the Business Licensing Mechanism for Filling KBLBB Infrastructure, Tuesday (21/9).

Furthermore, Rida said the government did not only provide three options for electricity gas station business schemes, but also incentives. First, the government provides an incentive for bulk tariffs of IDR 714 per kWh for SPKLU business entities with a maximum sales rate of IDR 2,467 per kWh.

The difference between the sales rate and the rate obtained can be used as a calculation of potential income for business actors. Thus, the potential income can be IDR 1,753 per kWh.

Second, the reduction of connection costs or electricity subscription guarantees. Third, the exemption of a minimum account for the first two years for SPKLU business entities in collaboration with PLN.

Fourth, the ease of business permits, where previously the area for determining SPKLU required a recommendation from the local government, but now it can be replaced with a cooperation agreement document with SPKLU land owners.

Rida said the business scheme and incentives were given so that SPKLU development could be more massive in Indonesia.

Currently, there are only 166 SPKLU in 135 locations spread across several areas, such as gas stations, gas stations, offices, hotels, shopping centers, parking areas, to rest areas along toll roads.

“The government targets the construction of up to 31,859 SPKLU units in 2030,” he concluded.