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Bandung Energy Sustainability Symposium


Bandung, 26 October 2018
Host: Resilience Development Initative and Widyatama University


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The fact that Indonesia’s fossil-based energy source are due to be depleted have positioned Indonesia in a critical juncture. Data shows that Indonesia is still highly dependent on fossil-based energy sources such as coal, oil, and gas. Although fossil-based energy sources are expected to run out soon— for example; the depletion of oil sources by 2027, Indonesia’s target to achieve 23% renewable energy mix by 2025 is perceived as not an easy task.

Fossil-based energy sources are not sustainable, means that Indonesia requires a shift in primary energy source from non-renewable sources into renewable ones or EBT (Energi Baru Terbarukan). By 2017, the consumption of EBT have only reached 7% of Indonesia’s total energy consumption. This showed that the use of EBT is still far from the intended goal of 23% renewable energy mix by 2025. Although EBT is still far from being the primary source of energy, Indonesia is blessed with abundant, but widely untapped renewable energy potential ranging from solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, etc.

As a prominent think-tank which one of its main research cluster is focused on Renewable Energy and Emission Reduction (REER), Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) presents; Bandung Energy Sustainability Symposium. RDI views that Bandung Energy Sustainability Symposium provides experts, academia, and enthusiast alike an opportunity to exchange ideas, perspectives, and possible solutions on the topic of renewable energy.

Prominent speakers in Bandung Energy Sustainability Symposium includes:

  • Dr. Aldi Martino Hutagalung (Oil and Gas Policy – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia). Dr. Aldi is the current Head of Work Plan Preparation Sub Section at the KESDM Directorate General of Oil and Gas. Before, he was a policy analyst in Performance Management Unit at the KESDM. He specializes in energy ecnomics and policy, oil, and gas strategic and annual planning.

  • Dr. Saut Aritua Hasiholan Sagala (Community and Renewable Energy – Bandung Institute Technology). Dr. Saut Sagala is a senior research fellow at Resilience Development Initiative. He is also a researcher & lecturer at Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) and has been a professional consultant on interdisciplinary studies including disaster management, migration, climate change, environmental issues, tourism, social network, policy monitoring and evaluation for a large number of international & national clients for the last 12 years.

  • Dr. Cheng Wen (Valuing the Visual impact of wind farms: A calculus method for synthesizing choice experiments studies* – Leeds University) Dr. Cheng is an environmental economist with expertise in non-market valuation. Before joining the School of Geography, Cheng has worked in multiple research projects on diverse topics, including Costs and benefits of sustainable soil fertility management in Western Kenya, Land of the MUSCos: Multi-Utility Service Companies and Mapping Climate Services and Information Needs in China.

  • Dr. Yuti Ariani (Design and Implementation in Action: A Case of Energy Self Sufficient Village in Central Java – Bandung Institute Technology). Dr. Yuti is a researcher at the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Smart City Community and Innovation Center, ITB. Her skills encompass a variety of qualitative and quantitave research, none more so than in system dynamics. She was a technical expert in developing a System Dynamic Model on GHG emissions, funded by GIZ. She was also a technical expert for studying smart city acceleration in Indonesia for the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Time and Palace:
Friday, 26 October 2018 at 08.30-11.30
Widyatama University Bandung, Indonesia

Contact Person:
Are you excited to expand your knowledge from these impressive list of speakers and each of their topics? If you're interested, do not hesitate to contact and register to:
CP: Ichsan Hafiz Loeksmanto
E-mail: Ichsan.hafiz@rdi.or.id
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