USAID through its Indonesia Clean Energy Development II (ICED II) project and General Secretary of National Energy Council (DEN) held an online workshop on SPEND, a platform that covers provincial energy profile, provincial energy documents as well as monitors and evaluates the energy planning. The workshop took place on June 30, 2020 and 38 participants from various units under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) such as Directorate General of New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG EBTKE), Planning Bureau and Data and Information Center (Pusdatin) joined the online workshop.
The various units of MEMR are very keen to collaborate and use the SPEND platform. MEMR Pusdatin as the data authority said that they are open for further discussion to ensure that SPEND platform meets their technical requirements, while MEMR DG EBTKE is interested to explore possible synergies with SPEND. The General Secretary of DEN invited all units to contribute to and use the platform, while looking forward to more detailed discussions with other units in MEMR.