Figure 1. Discussion session during the ITB Professor’s Forum
On Friday, January 25, 2019, The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) attended the ITB’s Professors Forum (Forum Guru Besar, FGB) in Bandung. The forum discussed the “Overview of Indonesia’s Energy Policy” and was the first forum held of the Energy Discussion Series. The Energy Discussion Series also covered the topic of renewable energy, coal, as well as the oil and gas sector which will hopefully result in a recommendation to the next government on the energy sector. During this forum, Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro gave a brief presentation on the history of Indonesia’s energy policy from the 1960s to 2010s and the Quo Vadis of Indonesia’s energy sector. The presentation provided an in-depth overview of the policy as well as the energy and economic condition of each period. The presentation also raises the question on several aspects of Indonesia’s energy sector. In final, the presentation was closed with a discussion between the forum attendants and ended with a closing statement Prof. Tutuka Ariadji as the head of the forum. Prof. Tutuka hoped that the forum will be able to provide a chance for ITB professors to contribute more to Indonesia’s energy sector.