USAID encourages Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to adopt modern power system

USAID ICED II and MEMR DJK held an online discussion on power system modernization and smart grid technologies on June 11, 2020. The discussion used a video conference platform and a total of 87 participants joined the discussion. The main speaker was Dede Subakti from CAISO in the U.S. 11 June 2020

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources’ Directorate General of Electricity and USAID Indonesia Clean Energy Development II (ICED II) held online virtual workshop on June 11, 2020, on Knowledge Sharing for Power System Modernization and Smart Grid Technologies and Programs.

The workshop aims to provide knowledge and insight to support the transition toward a more modern power system, in line with the Directorate General’s assignment and the Ministry’s national strategic program to develop smart grid.

Electricity expert Dede Subakti, a member of Indonesian diaspora in the U.S. and Director of Operations Engineering Service at California Independent System Operator (CAISO), shared how CAISO followed a 10-year Smart Grid Roadmap and Infrastructure plan to successfully apply smart grid technologies incrementally. Delivered through video call, Dede’s insight is expected to assist the Ministry in carrying out the transition.

A total of 87 people from the Energy Ministry and State Electricity Company PLN and its subsidiaries attended the workshop. The participants said they were quite confident to move forward to California’s direction as Indonesia already has a smart grid road map.