The 6th Indonesia Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) was organized successfully from 13th to 15th of September 2017. The event consist of conference and exhibition for 3 days at Balai Kartini, Jakarta. The event was attended by at least 500 delegates from different companies both local and overseas. The exhibition booths were fulfilled by various reputable corporations such as ENGIE group, PERTAMINA group, and several others. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM ministry) was also participating by organizing their own booth for three days exhibition.
The theme of this event is Renewable Energy is a Solution to Energy Security and Paris Agreement. The conference was opened ceremony by the Ministry of ESDM Mr. Ignasius Jonan after having Mr. Surya Darma the Chairman of Indonesia Renewable Energy Society (METI) delivered the report of organizing committee. In his speech, Jonan said he is indeed very optimistic in the near future the renewable energy investment will be more competitive to decouple the fossil fuel projects. This was proven couple days back he signed the minihydro PPA which is the tariff is 6.7 – 6.8 centUSD/Kwh in Central Java. The other renewable energy such as solar PV and geothermal will catch up soon. He also stated, during his 10 months working at his position, he already signed 723 MW PPA for renewable energy power generations.
Mr. Ignasius also witnessed the signing ceremony of several agreements accompanied by the General Director of ESDM EBTKE Rida Mulyana on renewable energy sectors such as the MOU between Balitbang and The Greatwall Drilling Company of the China National Petroleum Corporation, Cooperation between University of Indonesia, University of Gajah Mada, Bandung Institute of Technology, PLN and Geodipa for Research and Development in Geothermal, Funding Cooperation for the Development of Wilayah Kerja Panas Bumi (Geothermal concession) between PLN and SMI, and the signing ceremony of Renewable Energy Projects with REI.
The first day session after the opening ceremony continued with panel discussion consist of several speakers from several institutions and corporations such as National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) represented by the Minister of BAPPENAS himself, Mr. Bambang Brodjonegoro, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Danish Ambassador for Indonesia, US Ambassador for Indonesia, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Supreme Energy and IEA. The first day event also consist of the press conference of METI in front of the exhibition area represented by the Chairman of Organizing Committee Paul Butarbutar. Before leaving this EBTKE ConEx 2017 Mr. Paul also accompanied Mr. Jonan visited several booths including the visit to France Pavilion booth which consisted of French companies such as ENGIE group, Vinci Energies, and others.
In his speech, Mr. Bambang the Minister of BAPPENAS suggested there are at least points should be considered by the energy player in order to be successful in Indonesia (1) The developer should bring the low interest financing in order to meet the economic feasibility of the project (2) The involvement of existing big energy companies such including SOEs and private companies (MEDCO, Adaro, etc.) (3) The new player in this business should partner with big players so there will be learning process as well as the reduction of investment risks. The financing and equity capabilities of new players can be then tackled by the big ones.
Tractebel Engineering Indonesia (TEI), a group of ENGIE was taking part to the event by sending their three delegates, Mr. Nicolas Vaudremont (CEO, Product Director Renewable), Mr. Julien Blommaerts (Product Director T & D, VP Business Development) and Mr. Habibie Razak (Product Director Gas & LNG, Business Development and Sales Manager). Mr. Pupu Rahmat the Marketing Specialist of TEI was also available at the exhibition area had been very active in communicating and interacting with the conference delegates and visitors who visited the booth area.
The EBTKE ConEX was in Conjunction with Bali Clean Energy Forum (BCEF) 2017 has been very successful therefore we thank to the Host METI – The Indonesia Renewable Energy Society, The Endorser the Ministry of ESDM Indonesia and the Main Sponsor Pembangunan Perumahan.
Vivat Indonesia Renewable Energy Investments….Hoping the target of 23% Renewable Energy Power Generations in 2025 can be achieved. This will prove the commitment of Indonesian government to Paris Agreement.