Power demand in the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the fourth most populous country in the world is projected to rise at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% between 2019 and 2023, reaching around 500 Terawatt-hour (TWh) from 282 TWh in 2019. To meet this requirement, the country plans to install 56.1 GW of new power generation capacity during the next ten years. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) is the primary body responsible for governing the Indonesian energy sector.
The State Electricity Corporation or Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), a state-owned fully integrated power utility, is the major provider of all public electricity and electricity infrastructure in Indonesia, including power generation, transmission, distribution, and retail sales of electricity. Independent power producers (IPPs), which build power plants and feed electricity to the public grid, have been playing an increasingly important role.
Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), and Asosiasi Energi Surya Indonesia (AESI), supported by Tara Climate Foundation and Enterprise Singapore will undertake a deep-dive workshop focusing on barriers & challenges to deploying solar energy as a strategy to accelerate clean energy transition for Indonesia. The workshop will discuss the technical, regulatory and financial barriers for smooth deployment as well as the opportunities for Indonesia on this path of solar energy in terms of meeting its national targets.
This workshop is a pre-event of Asia Clean Energy Summit, to be held 24-26 October 2023 and IndoSolar 2023 in conjunction with ASEAN Solar Summit and Indonesia Solar Summit 2023, to be held in Jakarta, 24 – 28 July 2023.
The workshop aims to:
1. Assess the issues and challenges and discuss the prospects of solar energy in Indonesia
2. Present policy trends, innovative solutions and technologies and best practices that are applicable to Indonesia.
3. Discuss the critical role of governments and how it can lead in creating an enabling environment for the adoption of solar energy through the sharing of case studies that showcase relevant policies and programs already being implemented in the region.
4. Present processes in developing and designing viable business models and financing solutions to increase uptake, and deployment of solar energy in Indonesia.
Jun 5, 2023
Jun 6, 2023
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Making the case for accelerated energy transition in Indonesia
Indonesia already has ambitious targets to increase its use of renewable energy. The country has set an overall target to have modern renewables (excluding traditional uses of bioenergy) pro...
Indonesia already has ambitious targets to increase its use of renewable energy. The country has set an overall target to have modern renewables (excluding traditional uses of bioenergy) provide 23% of total primary energy supply (TPES) by 2025, and 31% by 2050 as per the IRENA report. This session will cover the roadmap being rolled out by the government to reach the goals. It will also spotlight partnership between Singapore and Indonesia to deepen collaboration in the renewable energy sector to scale up renewables and also create green jobs and build capacity in Indonesia
Countries are announcing their Net Zero ambitions and energy transition goals and roadmaps. These commitments are taking our world in the direction of containing global temperatures and avoi...
Countries are announcing their Net Zero ambitions and energy transition goals and roadmaps. These commitments are taking our world in the direction of containing global temperatures and avoiding a climate emergency. How can Indonesia contribute towards these and enhance the national ambition.
In Mar 2023, members of SEAS signed an MOU witnessed by Bapak Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (MARVES) and Singapore’s Minister ...
In Mar 2023, members of SEAS signed an MOU witnessed by Bapak Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (MARVES) and Singapore’s Minister Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security.
The Green Corridor Project, it estimated to attract an estimated $50 billion of foreign direct investments to Indonesia, reducing the country’s national determined contributions (NDCs), and transferring renewable energy knowledge and skills into Indonesia including developing a green manufacturing industry, creating "tens of thousands" of green jobs for Indonesians
Scaling up solar in Indonesia: Roadmap to expand solar capacity
With ample sunshine there is plenty of opportunities for solar deployment in the Indonesian archipelago but most often scalability is an issue. This session will cover some broad ideas on th...
With ample sunshine there is plenty of opportunities for solar deployment in the Indonesian archipelago but most often scalability is an issue. This session will cover some broad ideas on the potential of large-scale as well as corporate level solar deployment in Indonesia with case study.
When designing or reviewing national PV policies, there is no “one-size fits-all”. We can examine the reasons for what worked well and what failed in other countries, but the lessons learned...
When designing or reviewing national PV policies, there is no “one-size fits-all”. We can examine the reasons for what worked well and what failed in other countries, but the lessons learned then need to be applied in Indonesia
This session discusses the policy gaps and brings together the companies providing the technology and solutions as well as case studies of successful implementation and latest innovations in...
This session discusses the policy gaps and brings together the companies providing the technology and solutions as well as case studies of successful implementation and latest innovations in this space.
This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities for foreign banks to invest into the growing Indonesian solar market. While there was extensive investment into the traditional pow...
This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities for foreign banks to invest into the growing Indonesian solar market. While there was extensive investment into the traditional power infrastructure in Indonesia by banks, what are the challenges in investing into the renewable energy infrastructure.
Solar energy is an intermittent renewable energy source available during the sunlight hours of the day – coinciding with peak demand in the urban tropics. PV output varies according to the t...
Solar energy is an intermittent renewable energy source available during the sunlight hours of the day – coinciding with peak demand in the urban tropics. PV output varies according to the time of day and the extent of cloud cover experienced throughout the day. Weather forecasting and mapping tools help grid operators to manage the resulting intermittent PV electricity supply.
Investments in energy transition continue to remain fragmented. PV projects in new and developing markets are often harder to finance. The session will discuss the factors that make climate ...
Investments in energy transition continue to remain fragmented. PV projects in new and developing markets are often harder to finance. The session will discuss the factors that make climate projects investable, the different financing instruments available, the challenges associated with microfinance and some of the best practices that are taking place in the region.
This session will facilitate one to one meeting between Singapore and Indonesian developers, corporates, and associations. This will also be an opportunity for policy makers to meet with del...
This session will facilitate one to one meeting between Singapore and Indonesian developers, corporates, and associations. This will also be an opportunity for policy makers to meet with delegates and seek any further advice on some of the topics discussed. Meetings can be pre-arranged.
Kavita Gandhi has an extensive background in environment and developmental sector spanning over last 20 years. Kavita has been involved in multi-dimensional projects like United States Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) and was Instrumental in setting up of Clean Technology Environmental Management Centre (CTEM) in the Singapore Manufacturer’s Association. She has experience working with environmental sector startups and SMEs in her capacity as a manager of the Singapore Association for Environmental Companies (SAFECO). Kavita was one of the key personnel involved in setting up the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore and securing a grant from SPRING Singapore to run programs in the area of local enterprise development, market development and training & conferences for clean energy industry. She also represents the association in various government and non-government committees related to clean energy. She was instrumental in developing and managing some unique programs like the SME Energy Efficiency outreach as well cleantech incubator. Kavita has an MSc in Environmental Management from Wye College, University of London.
Kavita is also representing SEAS on the following: • Environment & Resource Standards Committee (ERSC), ESG • Co-convener Renewable Energy Standards (RECs) working group, ESG • TC for Energy, ESG • SCEM Steering Committee, NEA • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) committee, ADB • Advisory Board: EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, NTU
Founder & CEO of Climate Resources Exchange International Pte Ltd
Meet Vinod Kesava. Co Founder & CEO of Climate Resources Exchange (CRX) who has 20 years of experience in the global carbon markets will shed light on the untapped additional value of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects. He will share proven CRX successes where RE installations can be integrated with environmental attributes from carbon credits/renewable energy certificates resulting in a full sales cycle consisting of additional revenue streams from carbon assets and environmental attributes.
Er. Edwin Khew Teck Fook PBM Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1973; 2011 UQ International Alumnus of the Year Chairman & Director.
Er. Edwin T.F. Khew, is the Chairman, Director and Co-Founder of AirCarbon Pte Ltd, a blockchain based digital platform to trade digital carbon and invest in sustainable projects. He is also a former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and currently the Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), an Emeritus President of The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), a Supervisory Board Member of Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and a Board member of the Professional Engineers’ Board (PEB) Singapore. Er. Khew represents SEAS on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Energy for All Partnership’s (E4ALL) Steering Committee as its Co-Chair and Chairman of its Enterprise Development Working Group.
Er Khew has an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore, a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, is a Fellow and Chartered Engineer of the Institute of Engineers, Singapore, a Fellow and Chartered Engineer of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK), a professional engineer of the Professional Engineers Board, Singapore and a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineers.
Er. Khew was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore during Singapore’s National Day in 2014.
Jeremy is currently the Managing Director of Operations for Gurin Energy and has over 22 years of business experience including more than 14GWp of solar and 1.5GWh of energy storage projects in the areas of project execution, PV electrical solutions design, and plant performance monitoring. He has worked globally supporting clients in US, EU, and APAC markets and is currently responsible for the operational and technical requirements of projects being developed and under execution.
He previously managed regional teams providing technical advisory services to global developers, lenders, and investors while in DNV as well as electrical solutions for PV and storage in Schneider Electric. He has worked on more than 80 projects and has strong experience in PV and Energy Storage design and deep understanding of PV module, inverters, and energy storage technologies.
He holds a B. Eng Hons in civil and environmental engineering University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robin graduated from the Singapore Management University (SMU) with double majors in marketing and law, and a Certificate in Private Banking from the Wealth Management Institute in 2006. He earned his Executive Diploma in Directorship from the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and later graduated with a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD where he was awarded the INSEAD Scholarship of Excellence. He later returned to INSEAD and completed the INSEAD International Directors’ Program (IDP) in 2021.
He also serves as non-executive director on 2 non-profit organisations; Forum for the Future Asia, and the Family Business Network Asia (FBNA). Robin’s speaks Bahasa Indonesia and has ancestors who were born in Manado, Sorong, and Jayapura.
Deputy CEO of Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
Dr Thomas REINDL is Deputy CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Principal Research Fellow (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
During his time at SERIS, he won public research grants in excess of SGD 20 million, founded 2 spin-off companies and authored strategic scientific papers such as the "PV Roadmap for Singapore".
Dr. Reindl holds a Master in Chemistry, a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and an MBA from INSEAD, all awarded with highest honours. His research interests are high-performance PV systems, techno-economic road-mapping, and the reliable integration of renewable energies into energy supply systems.
Steve has close to 28 years of energy and commodity price reporting experience and currently leads the OPIS Price Reporting business, part of Dow Jones. He leads a global team of market reporters, covering oil products, gas/LNG, petrochemicals, renewables, carbon credits and most recently, solar panels. Prior to his current role, Steve was the Editorial Director for ICIS in the APAC region and led the global Market Engagement team. He was on the board of IHS Markit Benchmark Administration Ltd (IMBA UK) under the jurisdiction of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA UK). Steve focuses on championing OPIS benchmarks, analysis and news as trusted enablers of market development and the energy transition to net zero.
Steve holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate business degree from Deakin University, Australia.
Rajiv is an Executive Director in the DBS Project Finance team and has ~19-years of experience in financial services, credit analysis and banking. He has worked in an advisory and arranging capacity on deals in conventional and renewable power (including solar, wind, distributed generation, battery technology projects) oil & gas and mining sectors and across jurisdictions. Rajiv brings solid credit and analytical experience having spent 7 years with Standard and Poor’s (S&P) as a credit analyst. In this capacity, he served as the sector expert for project finance in South and South-East Asia and played a key role in the development of the infrastructure practice in S&P. Prior to his experience with S&P, Rajiv worked in Sales for i-flex Solutions (now Oracle Financial Solutions), a provider of credit scoring technology solutions to banks and financial institutions.