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Buku: 2020 Indonesia dalam Bencana Krisis Minyak Nasional

Indonesia telah masuk ke dalam era krisis minyak bumi. Harga minyak melambung, kapasitas produksi menyusut, sementara inefisiensi kelembagaan maupun regulasi merebak. Masa keemasan bisnis minyak di Indonesia telah usai dan sekarang minyak bumi malah menjadi beban. Di saat negara-negara produsen minyak mempersiapkan diri memulai era keemasan minyak tahap kedua, Indonesia menuju era krisis energi. Dalam kondisi ini, apa yang bakal kita hadapi tahun 2020 dan bagaimana kita menghadapinya? Read more

Who has the Fossil Fuel Resources in ASEAN?

Working on the new database; to update the old version on the Map of ASEAN Energy Resource. Hopefully, when we have the new one, we could develop more appropriate policy in shaping the future direction for the region. Data is the key, isn’t? Read more

Philippines, the Most Energy-Efficient Country in ASEAN?

I am working on energy data of ASEAN Member Countries to see the trend from the last decade (2001-2010). One thing that I found very interesting is about the Philippines. Read more

RE in Power Generation, How far ASEAN could go?

I was in Manado, South Sulawesi, Indonesia last week, attended the 30th HAPUA Council Meeting, generously hosted by PT PLN (Persero) Indonesia. HAPUA stands for The Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities, a specialized energy body in ASEAN which consists of national electricity companies from all of ASEAN Member Countries. The meeting that attended by CEOs/Directors of ASEAN’ national electricity companies is the venue for the region in shaping their effort to develop a regional inter-connectivity for electricity. Read more

ASEAN Electricity Tariff 2014

Finally, I finished the new list for electricity pricing in all of ASEAN countries as of May 2014. The first edition was in 2011, and then I updated it in 2012. And more good news, all of these data are actually public domain. You could get it just by googling it. Although some data is difficult to found as there are only available on national language.

But, different with two previous versions, I am no longer making a complete table showing the old number and the update for each main sector; residential, commercial, and industrial. The new list is for the new data only, which is being implied now (May 2014) in each ASEAN countries. So, if you want to see how the price are going up (or down) in any particular country, just get all the lists and do it by yourself.  ;-)

But… I made a complete comparison table for Residential sector (only). Here are some good features: Read more

ASEAN and Climate Issue

ASEAN long-term energy path. ASEAN is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world, driven by a growing middle class, urbanisation and industrialization, as well as economic integration of its ten (10) member countries. This growth had a consequential increase in primary energy consumption which was registered at 3.6% per annum from 1995 to 2007. Total primary energy consumption increased from 339 MTOE in 1995 to 511 MTOE in 2007, in which fossil fuels; oil, coal and gas, are accounted for 64.6% in 1995 and increased to 72.4% in 2007. Read more

Viet Nam: Electricity Profile

Captured from Annual Report of Viet Nam Electricity (EVN) , I am pleased to share with you some figures of electricity profile in Viet Nam.

For complete information, you may go to its website on

Here we go! Read more

ASEAN Energy Policy: Case of Indonesia


Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia in terms of land area and population. It is 17,508 islands with a total land area almost two million square kilometers are inhabited by 237,641,326 people (BPS, 2010). Indonesia has experienced an increasingly strong economic expansion since recovering from the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Economic growth accelerated to a 10-year high of 6.5% in 2011 (BI, 2012), despite unstable global financial markets and a slowing world economy.

Map of Indonesia

As a consequence of the relatively high economic growth and rapid increase of population, energy consumption in Indonesia has been growing at a high rate. Although currently the country is one of the worlds’s largest producers and exporters of natural gas and coal, this former member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Country has to import the crude oil and petroleum fuel in order to meet the one-third of demand. Energy access is also one concern as per 2011, the electrification rate still laid on 73%. As fossil energy resources are finite, an efforts need to be undertaken to optimize the utilization of energy resources, especially the renewable energy sources where its potential is relatively abundant. With its relatively isolated islands and regions, provision of basic energy needs by renewable energy is an appropriate option. Read more