Indonesia is seeking to revitalize some of its carbon-based power plants such as coal-fired, gas-fired and diesel-fired power plants with cheaper and reliable new sources of power. This has been iterated by the government by setting an ambitious target to shift the country’s electricity production towards more renewable sources. The General Planning for National Energy (RUEN) and General Planning for National Electricity (RKUN) stipulates that Indonesia must reach 23 percent primary energy mix from renewable energy sources by 2025. With less than five years to fulfill the target, shifting towards renewable energy requires more than just national and domestic efforts.
As one of Asia’s leading economies, Japanese industrial capabilities are among world’s best if not the top tier in Asia. However, just like other developed industrial economies, Japan faces both internal and external pressure to switch to greener sources of energy and limiting carbon emission. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledges that Japan will strive by 2030 to cut its emissions by 46% from 2013 levels and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Moreover, he says that in the meantime Japan would promote and further push carbon reduction.
The situation coincides with Indonesia’s need to increase the percentage of its renewable energy sources. What Japan has in term of technological expertise and financing capability and what Indonesia has in term of market could potentially further strengthen Japan-Indonesia’s bilateral relationship in the long run.
In light of this, CSIS Indonesia and Tenggara Strategics have teamed up with the Embassy of Indonesia (KBRI) in Tokyo, the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board and the Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, to help Indonesian renewable energy players and stakeholders to realize some of the potential collaborations with Japanese counterparts through RE Invest Indonesia.
Japan RE Invest Indonesia is a platform that seeks to facilitate dialogues between Japanese and Indonesia stakeholders, industry players and private enterprises. It is our goal to tighten Indonesia and Japan’s long term constructive bilateral relationship. Through this forum, we bring two sessions on geothermal energy and smart grid, in which Japanese energy industry are renowned, to mobilize investment into and realize real outcomes from Indonesia’s renewable energy sector.
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Japan and the Federative States of Micronesia
Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia
Speakers and Moderators
Director General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE)
Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) deputy chairman for Investment Planning
Executive Vice President New and Renewable Energy Planning and Engineering EBT PLN
Executive Officer, Regional CEO for ASEAN & Southwest Asia; Regional COO for ASEAN; Managing Director, Marubeni ASEAN Pte. Ltd.
Chairman of the Indonesian Geothermal Association (API)
CEO PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy
Advisory Member; Plant Project, Marine & Aerospace Division, ITOCHU Corporation
Former President Director of PLN and Chairman of the Indonesian Smart Grid Initiative (PJCI)
Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology PLN
Chairman of Kyudenko Corporation
Head of department of economics, CSIS
President Director of PT Awina Sinergi International (A-Wing Group Japan)/ Deputy Head of International Cooperation Department, Indonesia Renewable Energy Society
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