Head of Working GroupThomas WagnerChief Representative - Envitec Biogas
Deputy Head for Power GenerationNicolas van den AbeeleHead of Business Devt., Renewable Enery and Gas - Engie
Deputy Head for Fiscal Policy in EnergyOmar AbdulkadirTaxation Service Advisor PwC
Deputy Head for Energy EfficiencyEva PitterlingProject Manager - TUV Nord
Deputy Head for Power GenerationFrederic FontanChief Representative Director
Deputy Head for Renewable EnergyMiroslav DijakovicDirector - Cleantech Solar Development
About the Group
Indonesia is building the energy infrastructure that will take it through the next thirty to fifty years, but it still has a lot of catching up to do in terms of the Energy sector in general. The current master plan includes a 54 GW expansion in generating capacity, 10,000 transformer stations and a significant expansion of the country’s electrical grid. According to state-owned PLN, presently around 16.000 MW are under construction. While this represents a tremendous challenge, given the many obstacles that will be encountered along the way, it also represents a huge opportunity, not only for businesses and the people involved, but also for the nation as a whole.
Indonesia now has the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others and to leapfrog other struggling nations, while avoiding later upgrades for billions of dollars. The ultimate goal is to secure a flexible and decentralized national power infrastructure with a greater share of renewable energy and greater independence from rapidly depleting and polluting fossil fuels.
The EuroCham Indonesia’s Energy Working Group consists of world leading energy players active in the Oil & Gas, Power Generation (including Renewables) and Energy Efficiency sectors.
In 2017 alone the Working Group maintained engagement with various stakeholders to discuss issues including the national electricity program, renewable energy, energy efficiency, electricity tariffs, and challenges faced by oil & gas operations. These stakeholders were met during various group activities such as:
- EuroCham Energy Dialogue meetings between the Working Group and important stakeholders, like ESDM, KADIN, METI and others, including a consultative meeting with the Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources.
- Five Internal Breakfast Meetings every last Thursday of the month with an average of 22 participants.
- Seven Breakfast Meetings with guest speakers on various topics.
- Recommendation Letter issuance on renewable energy policy to the Minister of Energy.
- Recommendation Letter issuance as a response to the PerMen 10-2017 regarding power purchase agreements to the Minister of Energy.
- Bi-monthly strategy coordination dinners for the Energy Working Group leadership.
- The Energy Dinner event to celebrate the joint work with more than two hundred guests.
- Distribution of regulatory analysis, information, summary of regulations, and presentations from events on ad-hoc basis to the group's members.
To date, the Energy Working Group hosts 58 companies and 12 embassies. The overall database of the group itself has expanded to a total of 124 companies with more than 200 contacts listed.
The Working Group started strong into 2018 with a newly elected leadership team in place and a tough working agenda that includes the monthly meetings, benchmarking visits to the group's members and advocacy for energy efficiency, stricter environmental standards and leapfrogging into the future.
The group has initiated focus group discussions to formulate joint recommendations for renewable energy and energy efficiency among different stakeholders, and also started mapping donor initiatives to further identify the amount of international grants coming into Indonesia’s Energy sector. All while monitoring of current issues to keep the members updated and ahead.