Registration and Opening Remarks

07.30 - 09.15

  • Re-registration, Morning Coffee

  • Opening and Singing National Anthem

  • Welcoming Remarks by Executive Director IESR - Fabby Tumiwa

  • Reflection by Prof. Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto - Chairman of ICEF

Keynote Speech

09.15 - 10.15

  • Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources*

  • Opening IETD and photo op all speakers, ICEF member, VIP guests

Opening Dialogue

10:15 - 11.15

Energy Transition in Indonesia – The Missing Piece of The Puzzle

Chairman: Dr. Widhyawan Prawiraatmadja – ICEF Member



  • Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources*

  • H. E. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen - Ambassador of Denmark

  • H.E. Owen Jenkins - Ambassador of UK

  • H.E. Vincent Piket- EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam

  • Hilmi Panigoro - CEO of Medco Energy International / ICEF Member

Introducing Moderator for the Sessions: 

Amie Ardhini, News Anchor Metro TV

11.15 - 17.00

Former News Achor, Berita Satu TV

Session I: Global Energy Transition

11.15 - 13.00

  • 100% Renewable Energy Systems by 2050: Myth or Real? – Prof. Dr. Christian Breyer - LUT University, Finland

  • State of Energy Transitions in G20 countries – Dr. Peerapat Vithayasrichareon - Lead Analyst in System Integration of Renewables, International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • German Model of a Just Energy Transition –  Dr. Felix Christian Matthes  Research Coordinator for Energy & Climate Policy, Öko-Institut, Germany

  • Danish Energy Transition Model – Anders Kruse - Advisor of Centre for Global Cooperation, Danish Energy Agency

  • State of Energy Transition in ASEAN Countries – Dr. Hoyyen Chan - Senior Research Analyst of ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT), ASEAN Centre for Energy  

Panel Discussion Session 1 (All speakers)

Session 2: The Indonesian Energuwende: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities


Chat with the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (DG Electricity): Why energy transition is so challenging yet so important

Rida Mulyana - Director General of Electricity MEMR

  • Energy Transition at Work: Lessons learned from Bali – Dr. I Wayan Koster - Governor of Bali

  • The Future of Coal in the Era of Energy Transition – Adrian Lembong - Director of Technology, Adaro Power

  • Low Carbon Transportation – Julius Christian - Clean Fuel Specialist, IESR

  • Unlocking Green Finance in Indonesia – Darwin Djajawinata - Director, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT SMI)

  • Low Carbon Development Strategy for Indonesia – Dr. Yahya Rachmana Hidayat - Director of Energy, Mineral and Mining Resources, Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas)


Panel Discussion Session 2 (All speakers)

Session 3: Disruptive Technologies -- Threats or Opportunity


Chat with PLN (CEO): Strategy to welcome decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization

Sri Peni Inten Cahyani - CEO PT. PLN*

  • Distributed Generation: From consumers to prosumers – Pamela Simamora - Research Coordinator, IESR

  • Battery Storage: A key enabler of the clean energy transition – Ivan Poerwowidjojo - Business Development Manager, Tesla, Singapore

  • Hydrogen: The missing link in the energy transition – Mathieu Gèze - Head of Asia Business Development, HDF Energy, France 

  • Blockchain Revolution in The Power Sector – Jack Smies, Director of Energy Web Foundation

  • Electric Vehicles: Moving without polluting – Dr. Agus Purwadi - National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology (NCSTT) ITB


Panel Discussion Session 3 (All speakers)


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





                       Peerapat Vithayasrichareon

                       International Energy Agency (IEA)





                        Philipp Godron

                        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 



                         Fabby Tumiwa

                         Executive Director of IESR


Lunch Break

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

                           Pamela Simamora

                           Research Coordinator, IESR




                            Deon Arinaldo

                            Energy System/Coal Specialist, IESR



                            Totok Sulistiyanto

                            Green Building Council Indonesia




                            Achmad Zacky Ambadar  

                            Advisor of SUTRI NAMA & INDOBUS project, GIZ





                             Rivana Mezaya

                             ICEF Member

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.




                      Florian Kitt  

                      Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


                       Felia Salim

                       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  

                       Öko-Institut, Germany


                        Bangkit Oetomo  

                        Investment analyst, Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF)


                         Dr. Suzanty Sitorus

                         Indonesia Country Director ECF



Lunch Break

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. 


                          Jack Smies

                          Director of Energy Web Foundation




                           Fabby Tumiwa  

                           Executive Director of IESR




                           Pandu Sastrowardoyo 

                           CoFounder of Blockchain Zoo





                           Jannata Giwangkara  

                           Program Manager of IESR



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Indonesia Energy Transition Dialogue 2019

Deepening the Understanding of the Energy Transition


IETD 2019


13 - 14 November 2019


Jl. Dharmawangsa III No.2 Jakarta Selatan

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