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Lessons for Renewable Energy Development in Indonesia

Ilustration of geothermal power plant in Iceland (Piqsels). By: Haryanto Introduction Renewable energy (RE) development and utilization might be an option in few decades back. Most countries...

How can Plants be Used for Electricity Generation in Indonesia?

By: Haryanto   Introduction Over recent years, there have been many efforts put to drive the renewables development and implementation. We hear many news about geothermal, solar...

How Hard COVID-19 Outbreak Could Hit Indonesia’s Energy Sector?

By: Massita Ayu Cindy   COVID-19 Pandemic Timeline Year 2020 might be one of the most unforgettable years by most people worldwide. The COVID-19 virus outbreak has...

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...

Bumpy Road for Indonesia’s EV Program

By: Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha   The transportation sector has the largest energy consumption in Indonesia. Moreover, this sector has a heavy reliance on fossil fuel. The...

Financing Renewable Energy Project Through Crowdfunding

By: I Dewa Made Raditya Margenta Introduction Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, Arifin Tasrif, stated that renewable energy (RE) in Indonesia has a...

Energy Saving Act: By You for You

By: Muhammad Razin Abdullah   Introduction Energy is a vital factor in our everyday life. People use energy for transportation, cooking, air conditioning, watching TV, using computer,...

Advancing biogas development: lessons from China

By: Ibnu Budiman Researcher of Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University & Research Fragmented biogas governance in Indonesia To cope with depleting oil reserves and the...

The Impacts of Nuclear Power Plant Construction in West Kalimantan

By: Haryanto   This research opinion presents some perspectives on the nuclear power plant development in West Kalimantan and its potential impacts. This article starts with...

Averting Another 8 Hours of Dark Ages

By: Muhammad Razin Abdullah Sunday, 4 August 2019, a part of Java experienced an 8 hours power outage, including Jakarta, the capital of Republic of...

Transforming from a Reliable to a Resilient Power System

By: Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha The main goal of electricity provision is to keep the consumer’s power  whenever needed. Growth of electric vehicle, automation system, and...

Equitable Energy for Papua

By: Akhmad Hanan Papua is the eastern part of Indonesia which consists of two provinces, West Papua and Papua. According to Law No. 35 of...

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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...

Global Energy Transition in the Midst of Pandemic

Solar PV in the rural area (Nur Wahyu Tomo, IEC 2019). By: Diwangkara Bagus Nugraha COVID-19 has been a black swan event in 2020 and has...
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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.