Workshop 1: The Energy Systems of The Future
09:00 - 12:30
The energy systems play a central role in transitioning towards a low carbon society. As new technologies emerge and disrupt the energy sector, the notion to use 100% renewable energy and low carbon transportation systems becomes a near possibility. To achieve these goals, policymakers and system operators need to address the key challenges of integrating more renewable energy into the grid and electrifying the transport systems.
Wind turbines and solar PV’s dependency on weather in generating electricity makes wind and solar power present new challenges to grid planning and operation. Meanwhile, the use of electric vehicles has been increasing in recent years and will continue to grow with declining battery prices and increased concern about climate change. The mass deployment of electric vehicles will also affect the existing distribution networks.
The rise of distributed generation and electric vehicles has changed the ways of power networks designed, operated, and controlled. On one hand, to prevent performance degradation of power systems, system operators need additional flexibility to integrate more renewable energy. On the other hand, electric vehicles provide an opportunity to use them as the sources of flexibility in the grid.
This workshop aims to identify the main challenges for future energy systems, how to redesign the existing infrastructure and make it capable of integrating more renewable energy and electric vehicles cost-effectively.
Prof. Christian Breyer
LUT University, Finland
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Senior Associate Global Energy Transition, Agora Energiewende, Germany
Dr. Zainal Arifin
Vice President of Technology Development and Standardization, PT. PLN (Persero)
Dr. Chairul Hudaya
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Indonesia
Executive Director of IESR
12:30 - 13:30
Workshop 2: Energy Policies in a Time of Transition
13:30 - 17:00
Much of the progress the world has seen in the renewable energy sector can be attributed to setting up adequate policy frameworks and regulations coupled with ambitious renewables targets set by countries. In the Indonesian context, however, the policy is deemed as one of the main barriers to renewables development in the country.
To meet the commitment set in the Paris Agreement, Indonesia needs to accelerate the pace of energy transition in the country which then translates into policies that enable a just energy transition. As the country relies on coal not only as a source of electricity but also as a source of income, policymakers need to carefully prepare strategies to transition the industry - and for this, policies enabling a just transition will be essential.
The energy transition towards a low carbon energy system will also require an increase in energy efficiency and the massive adoption of low carbon transport systems. This workshop will take a look at policies enabling transition in the power and transportation sectors and how policymakers and governments may design such policies to ensure a just energy transition in Indonesia.
Dr. Montty Girianna
Deputy of Energy Management, Natural Resources, and Environment, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs / ICEF Member
Research Coordinator, IESR
Energy System/Coal Specialist, IESR
Green Building Council Indonesia
Achmad Zacky Ambadar
Advisor of SUTRI NAMA & INDOBUS project, GIZ
Workshop 1: Unlocking Green Finance in Indonesia
09.00 - 12.30
Despite having huge renewable energy potential, Indonesia has been lagging behind other countries in developing renewable energy. Based on research conducted by IESR in 2018, one of the main barriers to renewables development in Indonesia is the lack of green finance available for renewable energy projects. The local financial institutions see renewable energy projects risky and so charge high-interest rates with short loan tenors to such projects.
To achieve its sustainable development goals (SDGs), Indonesia has to expand investments that offer environmental benefits. An increase in private investments is needed since public funds are restrained.
This workshop aims to explore potential sources of funding for renewables development in Indonesia. New financial instruments such as Viability Gap Fund (VGF), Green Bonds, Green Sukuk, Carbon pricing, and Renewable Energy Fund are instruments that can be used as green finance. Finally, the workshop will attempt to pinpoint key challenges to use such instruments in Indonesia and provide policy recommendations needed to unlock green finance in the country.
Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Member of the BOD of Indonesia Eximbank / ICEF Member
Dr. Luky Alfirman
Director-General of Budget Financing and Risk Management, Ministry of Finance
Dr. Felix Matthes
Investment analyst, Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF)
Dr. Suzanty Sitorus
Indonesia Country Director ECF
12:30 - 13:30
ad of State Budget Policy Center, Fiscal Policy Agency of Ministry of Finance
Workshop 2: The Use of Blockchain in the Era of Energy Digitalization
13.30 - 17.30
Blockchain promises great things for helping decarbonize the energy systems. But with the era of renewable energy fast approaching, are players in the power market now brave enough to explore the possibility to use the technology and make a shift from physical to digital?
To answer this question, we need to understand the capability and applicability of this relatively new technology, what it can, cannot, and might do, the business models, challenges, and supporting policies needed to use the technology to digitize the power sector. This workshop will cover those key questions and try to stimulate new business ideas for blockchain startups in the Indonesian power sector.
Director of Energy Web Foundation
Executive Director of IESR
CoFounder of Blockchain Zoo
Program Manager of IESR