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Indonesia’s Energy Sector Investment After the Pandemic Outbreak

By: Akhmad Hanan Introduction Since the first COVID-19 case in Indonesia was announced by President Joko Widodo on March 2, 2020, this pandemic began to impact...

MEMR Regulation No. 8/2020: How to Achieve the Win-Win Solution

Some manufacturing industries are highly dependent to the natural gas price as 70% of the structured cost are allocated for natural gas (Piqsel). By: Massita...

A New Bright Side of Solar Photovoltaics

Solar energy has a brighter future as perovskite is found (Steve Parsons/PA). By: I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta Several countries’ electricity system recorded its “greenest” ever...

The Potential of Mining Sector Added Value Activities

Added value activities for the mining sector will bring many benefits for Indonesia (Pixabay, Pexels). By: Muhammad Razin Abdullah Overview The improvement in the downstream mining sector...

“The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) is a nonprofit think tank devoted to independent, in-depth research on energy issues at the local, national and global levels with a strong focus on energy security.”

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PYC Visits the Museum of Geology

Figure 1. PYC team observed precious metals processing at the Museum of Geology On April 21, 2018, Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) visited the Museum of...

Renewable Innovation Forum

The Renewable Innovation Forum is conducted on February 22, 2018, with the theme of "Sustainable Off-Grid Electrification and Renewable Energy Opportunities in Indonesia." This event is hosted...

Book Launched for Purnomo Yusgiantoro

"Purnomo Yusgiantoro: Sahabatku, Humanis, Humoris, Profesional" The love of Mrs. Lis Purnomo Yusgiantoro for her husband is limitless. To surprise Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro 65th birthday, Mrs....

PYC at The Grand Opening of UKM Inovasi Energi Pertamina University: The Development of Energy Innovation in Indonesia

Figure 1. Ms. Massita Ayu Cindy answered the questions at the Grand Opening of UKM Inovasi Energi Pertamina University. The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) was...

The Indonesian Journal of Energy Vol. 1, No. 1, (2018) Has Been Published

Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) published the first issue of the first volume of The Indonesian Journal of Energy (IJE) on February 28, 2018. The...

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PYC Webinar – The Ensight: New (Energy) Normal: How Pandemic Reshapes Indonesia’s Energy Sector

Figure 1. The Ensight Speakers and Moderator. Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) is conducting a series of webinar events this month to commemorate its 4th anniversary....

Oil Price War

By: Akhmad Hanan   Introduction Today, all countries in the world are facing difficulties in the economy amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced...

PYC Webinar Series “Geopolitics of Energy in the South China Sea: The Power of Diplomacy”

The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) has conducted a series of webinar this month to commemorate its 4th anniversary. The second webinar was live-streamed through the official PYC's YouTube channel on June 20th, 2020 at 13.00-15.00 WIB, taking on the theme "Geopolitics of Energy in the South China Sea: The Power of Diplomacy".

Ecadin and PYC’s Online Interactive Discussion: Is It Interesting to Build Gas Infrastructure when Commodity Prices Are Low?

Figure 1. Online Interactive Discussion by Ecadin and PYC. The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center’s Chairperson, Mrs. Filda Yusgiantoro, moderated the Energy Academy Indonesia (Ecadin) and the...
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Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Ir., M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

Purnomo Yusgiantoro is the Founder of the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC). He received his bachelor degree (Ir) in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; MSc in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA; MA in Economics from University of Colorado, USA; and PhD in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, USA. Since 2014, Purnomo dedicates much of his time, knowledge, and skills to teach the subject of energy economics at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). Also, Purnomo is the Co-founder of Universitas Pertahanan (Unhan), Indonesia, where he teaches the subject of energy security until now. He is now a senior advisor for Executive Office of the President Republic of Indonesia.

He has vast experiences working and contributing in the energy and defense sector of Indonesia. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the field of energy economics and sustainable development. He also acted as the Chairman of Board of Commissioners for Pertamina. Purnomo also has held a position as Vice Governor of National Defense Agencies (Lemhannas). Purnomo was the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Republic of Indonesia for three consecutive terms, from year 2000 until 2009. He also held the position of Minister of Defense of Republic of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. In the global sphere, Purnomo served as the Governor of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Secretary General as well as President, based in Vienna, Austria. He also carried the responsibility as the Chairman of the ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM). He continues his devotion to the energy sector development by establishing PYC in 2016.