Indonesia Sustainable Energy Week
ISEW 2023 is a national platform for policymakers, business leaders, experts, and communities to network, exchange ideas, and have a cross-sectoral discourse toward a mutual understanding on energy transition in Indonesia thus providing inputs to long- and medium-term national development plans in the energy sector.
United Towards A Decarbonised Energy System
Indonesia has one of the fastest growing energy consumption in the world, driven by significant economic and population growth rates and rapid urbanization. With more than 270 million people, the country is the largest economy in the Southeast Asia. Energy consumption, especially in the electricity sector, is rapidly growing and will continue to do so in coming years. The energy demand is projected to triple by 2030. More than 100 million people have obtained access to electricity since 2010, throughout the archipelagos more than 600 power grids. To reduce the dependency on fossil fuel power the Indonesian Government has established a clear and legally binding target for Renewable Energy (RE): to obtain 23% of the country’s total primary energy supply from RE sources by 2025; with this coverage increasing to 31% by 2050. As part of its G20 commitment in 2022, Indonesia has further entered the “Just Energy Transition Partnership” with a group of international partners, including Germany, and within it agreed to additional ambitions, including a share of 34% RE and peaking of power sector emissions in 2030.
The Governments of Indonesia and Germany look back on a close cooperation in the energy sector for more than 30 years. The cooperation stretches from financial to technical assistance, across topics of renewable energy upscaling, transmission grid extension, green jobs and skills development as well as inclusive dialogues with civil society organisations, both on national as well as regional level. It is under this umbrella that the Indonesia Sustainable Energy Week (ISEW) is organized from 10-13 October 2023 in Jakarta.
ISEW is a conference jointly hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), and organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with other German-funded implementing organisations. On German side, the energy cooperation is represented through support by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany (BMWK).
ISEW is an annual event that was started last year in October 2022. This year’s ISEW will carry the flagship theme of “United Towards a Decarbonised Energy System”, hoping to serve as a national platform for policymakers, private companies, experts, civil society organizations, academia and the public media to network, exchange ideas, and reach a common discourse in order to achieve and accelerate Indonesia’s energy transition. The event will also convene evidence from projects examining the transitions from science to deployment of energy engineering and technology interventions, including – but not limited to technology assessment, power system decarbonisation, financing energy transition, renewable energy pilot projects, multi-stakeholders’ involvement and policy recommendations.
Indonesia Sustainable Energy Week (ISEW) is a flagship energy event series in Indonesia, set out to achieve three objectives:
- Provide high level dialogues between both the Indonesian – Germany Government as well as Indonesian ministries working towards a global and national energy transition.
- Bridging the conversation between policy-makers and the public, including civil society, academia, youth groups and other non-energy stakeholders.
- Strengthening the awareness of the public-private sector and communities on viable technology, policy and business solutions for Indonesia’s energy transition.