from the Chairperson of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center

Greetings from Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC)!

This year has been a really terrific one for all of us at PYC. The highlight for PYC was to have work with brilliant and energetic young researchers and staffs who contribute greatly to the organization. This year, we also understand more on our value proposition as an Indonesia’s think tank in the energy sector and made a change in the way we think about our organization.

This year, PYC held the PYC International Energy Conference (IEC) carrying the theme of “The Role of New, Renewable and Clean Energy in Achieving SDG7: Policy, Investment and Technology”. There were many speakers from Indonesia and abroad who shared their experiences and insights. Also, there were exceptional paper presentations by the students and researchers from Indonesia. Outcomes from this conference are published in the PYC International Energy Conference 2019 Proceeding. This proceeding summarizes all the speakers and paper presenters presentations, as well as works from the winners of the infographic, essay and photo competitions which were held as parts of the PYC IEC 2019 subevents.

PYC also initiated on giving awards “PYC Energy Award 2019” for the institutions/people who make significant social impacts through their work in the energy sector. We hope that the PYC Energy Awards could stimulate and encourage more business and technology development in the energy sector and that could bring positive impacts for the environment and society. For this year, PYC gave the PYC Energy Award 2019 to SINARI and Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) for their contribution towards the society. Mr. Wynn Nathaniel Wijaya from SINARI works to provide electricity to the outermost, frontline and disadvantaged regions (3T), while Mrs. Neni Sintawardani from LIPI works to convert the tofu factories’ waste into biogas in Sumedang, West Java.

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the important subject of energy security. PYC adopts energy security as the ability to ensure the energy sustainability for people by considering its availability, affordability, accessibility and acceptability. Given that there are still a few numbers of our young generation who really understand about energy security, PYC held a PYC Millennial Talk to improve their awareness of energy security in Indonesia. This event was also held to commemorate the World’s Energy Day that fell on October 22. The discussion on energy security also will be PYC’s primary focus on the upcoming years and future events will be carried out within this subject.

On the publication side, PYC will release a report titled “Indonesia Energy Kaleidoscope 2019”. This report will highlight notable events in Indonesia’s energy sector throughout 2019. PYC also publishes “Indonesia Renewable Energy Booklet 2019”. The booklet aims to provide the highlight on Indonesia’s renewable energy (RE) development, coupled with data and graphs for the visualization. We hope the booklet would be the main source of information for the stakeholders working in the energy sector.

We also are thrilled to inform you that PYC has released its podcast “Energy Drink”. The podcast discusses and talks about some of Indonesia’s energy issues selected by our researchers.

On this occasion, we also would like to extend our greatest gratitude to those who supported and collaborated with our organization this year. We are looking forward to continuous and new collaborations in 2020. Also, we realize our organization is growing rapidly, so we are opening again for brilliant, young people to come and join work with us in 2020.

On behalf of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center‘s management and staffs, we wish you a peaceful Merry Christmas 2019 and a very Happy New Year 2020!




PYC International Energy Conference 2019 was held at JS Luwansa Hotel in Jakarta on November 13, 2019. This time, the event focused on theme "The Role of New, Renewable and Clean Energy in Achieving SDG7: Policy, Investment and Technology". The conference was opened by the speech from Mrs. Filda Citra Yusgiantoro (Chairperson of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center), Mr. Montty Girianna from Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (on behalf of H.E. Airlangga Hartarto, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Republic of Indonesia) and by Mr. F.X. Sutijastoto from Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (on behalf of H.E. Arifin Tasrif, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Republic of Indonesia).

The conference continued with a plenary session by speakers from various backgrounds and countries. After the plenary session, the conference was divided into three parallel sessions (Technology, Economic and Investment, and Policy). The conference was ended with a closing statement from Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, as the Founder of PYC.


The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) hosted the millennial talk on October 26, 2019 at Brizola Restaurant, Jakarta. The event was held to increase the awareness of Indonesia’s millennials, especially in energy sector. At this event, the millennials were divided into six groups and discussed several energy issues in Indonesia. In the end, they presented their insights and recommendations to the other participants. The event also invited Luky Yusgiantoro, Ph.D. (SKK Migas) and Muhammad Reza, Ph.D. (Tractabel) as the panelists.


Indonesia’s National Gas Company (PGN) collaborated with Innovesia to hold PGN Energy Startup Competition 2019 on October 8, 2019, at Green House, South Jakarta. One of the speakers was Mrs. Filda Citra Yusgiantoro (Chairperson of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center). On her speech, Mrs. Filda Citra Yusgiantoro shared about renewable energy development in Indonesia. She emphasized the importance of government’s role to speed up the utilization of renewable energy in Indonesia. She also said that startup in the energy sector is one key to catalyze renewable energy development in Indonesia.


Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the founder of the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC), was invited to be the speaker of Fusion Seminar: Technosapiens by IEEE IT Student Branch on October 12, 2019, at Sabuga, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). The seminar aimed to discuss on how technology advancement could improve human development. In his speech, Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro shared about the role of academics in improving human development in the industrial revolution 4.0 era. He started with a concept of the human development index, introduced by UNDP. He also highlighted that Indonesia’s knowledge index is significantly low compared to other two aspects. Prof. Purnomo also emphasized the industrial revolution will change how the education system runs, job trends, technology changing, student behavior and problem complexity.


On October 18, 2019, Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the founder of the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC), was invited to deliver his vision about leadership. The presentation was delivered during the opening session of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Indonesia conference at PO Hotel Semarang. During the opening session, Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro shared his experiences and visions on being a leader in every condition, especially when he became the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2000-2009 and Minister of Defense in 2010-2014. Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro also highlighted the concept of leadership in Indonesia.


Pertamina University invited Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the founder of the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC), to speak on a Studium Generale titled “Understanding Defense-Energy Relations for The International Relations Study”. The event was held at Griya Legitan Auditorium, Pertamina University, on October 30, 2019. Prof. Purnomo delivered a presentation on how energy and defense sectors are interrelated. He highlighted the defense sector needs support from the energy sector, while the energy resources, especially in the border area, need a backup from the defense sector. He also pointed out the concept of sovereignty, defense strategic interest and government foreign politics to show the perspective of the defense sector in international relations. Prof. Purnomo highlighted that the alignment of energy and defense policy is critical in achieving national security.


Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) was invited to be the keynote speaker in a National Seminar on Energy Economics on November 28, 2019 at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta. The topic of the seminar was “Strengthening Energy Security to Support National Security”. In his keynote speech, Prof. Purnomo emphasized the cruciality of national security. National security is an integration of various aspects, namely geography, natural resources, demography, ideology, politic, economy, social-culture, defense and security. Additionally, energy security is important in every aspect of national security and thus, national security and  energy security are interrelated. The energy security concept considers  four aspects, namely availability, accessibility, affordability and acceptability (4A) to achieve sustainable energy. Indonesia’s various renewables and fossil energies potential bring the opportunity to enhance national energy security.


The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) researchers, Razin Abdullah and Haryanto, came to visit Tunda Island on November 27-30, 2019. Mainly, PYC conducted a survey on the affordability and availability of electricity on the island. The people still suffer from the lack of electricity. The 100 kW diesel generators seem costly for the people and could only provide 3 hours of electricity from 6–9 PM. On the other hand, the two 50 kW solar power plants failed to live the expectation and can only be used for illuminating the village temporarily.


A research paper from I Dewa Made Raditya, a researcher of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center, has been selected to be presented in the Joint Convention Yogyakarta 2019 on November 27, 2019, at Hotel Tentrem, Yogyakarta. In this event, he presented his study regarding the reservoir characterization through an integrated rock physics and petrophysical analysis. The convention itself is the biennial event which is held by several organizations that focus on energy sectors in Indonesia.


The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) became one of the think-tanks in the energy sector which were invited to the meeting hosted by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments, H.E. Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, H.E Arifin Tasrif on December 2, 2019, in Jakarta. The meeting discussed the effort on increasing national oil production in Indonesia. PYC highlighted on maximizing the current resources using advanced technology, exploring the frontier area and energy diversification as a solution to increase the current oil production and to decrease the current oil consumption.


On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Mrs. Filda Citra Yusgiantoro, the Chairperson of the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC), was invited as a speaker in “Satu Nusantara” discussion plenary session. The discussion was organized by some of the best high school alumni in Indonesia. The event began with keynote speech from the 10th and 12th Indonesia Vice President, Dr. (HC) Drs. H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla. The second agenda was a panel session with the theme of “Memupuk Rasa Persatuan dan Toleransi Terhadap Perbedaan”. The panel session involved speakers from various backgrounds, including Mrs. Filda Citra Yusgiantoro. In the panel session, Mrs. Filda Citra Yusgiantoro emphasized the importance of energy security by prioritizing the 4A+1S concept. By understanding on this basic concept, energy and security can complement each other to secure the nation’s asset, and in this case is the energy. She also explained the four pillars of nationality that all Indonesian needs to know, especially for Indonesia’s young generations.




The Closing Ceremony of Lotus Sutra Exhibition was held in Soka Gakkai Indonesia Cultural Center on October 27, 2019. The event was attended by Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC), Mrs. Lis Purnomo Yusgiantoro, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia as well as the National Museum of Indonesia, and many more. The exhibition was closed by Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro. In his speech, he really appreciated Soka Gakkai Indonesia efforts in organizing the exhibition. He hoped that the messages of peace and harmony of life, contained in the Lotus Sutra, could be well delivered to the visitors. The Lotus Sutra Exhibition was held from September 10, 2019, to October 27, 2019. The exhibition was visited by more than 5,000 visitors.




This year, PYC research team has created some bulletins to present issues related to the energy sector. The topics discussed are oil and gas dependency, energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy prices and also sustainable development goal 7 (SDG7). The followings are the title of the bulletins.

1. A New Energy Paradigm for National Development
2. Facing Oil and Gas Price and Production Vulnerability
3. Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Sustainable Development in Indonesia
4. Renewable Energy Price Competitiveness
5. Reducing Oil Import Dependency
6. The Importance of National Energy Reserves
7. Role of Triple Helix in Developing Energy Sector
8. Geopolitics and Environmental Issues in Energy Sector
9. Optimal Integration of Renewable Energy in Power System
10. Energy Accessibility for Sustainable Development

To access the monthly bulletins, please click the button below.


Akhmad Hanan, a researcher of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center, published his opinion under the title "Securitization of Energy Infrastructure in Indonesia" on CNBC. The following is a summary of his opinion:

"On September 14, 2019, ten drones attacked the energy infrastructure in Saudi Arabia. The attack was carried out by Yemeni-Iranian Houthi rebel groups targeting Abqaiq plant and Khurais oil field belonged to Saudi Aramco. As a result, the oil production in Saudi Arabia was decreased by 5.7 million barrels of oil per day, about 5% of world oil supply. The attack caused the rising global oil prices. Reflecting on the incidents, Indonesia should be aware of the same threat. The security of national vital objects, especially in the oil and gas sector, need a joint commitment and responsibility from the stakeholders. The securitization concept in Indonesia's energy infrastructure can be implemented by installing air defense systems, long-range missiles and sophisticated radar around the energy infrastructure, which are capable in tracking missiles and drones with a range of more than 400 kilometers. In addition, it is also necessary to put a special military force unit. They must be equipped by sophisticated weapons that can minimize all kinds of threats, both military and nonmilitary attacks."

For more detail about the opinion, please check the link below (in Bahasa Indonesia).




As a result of the PYC International Energy Conference 2019, we published "PYC International Energy Conference 2019 Proceeding". This publication contains materials from all speakers of the conference and summarizes all discussion sessions (including Q&A from audiences) from every session. In addition, this publication also compiles all top ten of competition winners (Photo, Essay and Infographic). The proceeding can be accessed through our website.


PYC Indonesia Renewable Energy Booklet is an annual publication on data relating to renewable energy in Indonesia. This booklet provides the history of Indonesia’s renewable energy policies, the current situation, potential and challenges of renewable energy in Indonesia. For the first publication, data were compiled up to the first quarter of 2019 and obtained from various sources, including the Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, United Nations, BP, and World Bank. Some of the data in this booklet have been processed by the PYC team so that it can enrich references for analysis in the renewable energy sector. Data are presented attractively in infographics to make the book easily read,

The second booklet will be published at the end of December 2019.


PYC Indonesia Energy Kaleidoscope summarizes notable events related to Indonesia's energy sector in 2019. The report discusses twelve interesting issues including energy policy updates, energy infrastructure developments, Indonesia's energy markets and global dynamics which affect Indonesia's energy sector. The report provides highlights and lessons learned from the events to be a reflection in developing a better future for Indonesia's energy sector.




For millennials interested in energy, let’s come and join us in “PYC Millennials Talk”. Have a chance to discuss with energy experts about current and future Indonesia’s energy market.




Congratulations to

Wynn Nathaniel Wijaya

on behalf of


Dr. rer. nat. Neni Sintawardani

on behalf of
Loka Penelitian Teknologi Bersih - LIPI

as the winners of


PYC International Energy Conference 2019 held various activities as its program. One of the programs was competition that consisted of three topics (essay, infographic and photo). The following list is the name of the winners. Congratulation for the winners!


Energy Drink by PYC is an energy podcast talking about energy sector in Indonesia in a concise and easy way to be understood by youth. Fronted by Jagoan Energi Muda from PYC and presenting competent guests from their respective fields, this podcast gives insights and highlights about energy sector in Indonesia. Energy Drink Podcast can be accessed through our Youtube and Spotify.


The center's activities in 2019 are summarized into the Kaleidoscope 2019, as presented below. We hope that our activities have contributed greatly to the energy and natural resources sector, as well as our social initiatives.



Indonesian Journal of Energy (IJE) is a bi-annual journal publication, published every February and August. The IJE covers research with a strong focus on energy economics, energy analysis, energy modeling, and prediction, integrated energy systems, energy planning, and energy management. It also welcomes paper on related topics such as energy conservation, energy efficiency, energy innovation, energy technology, biomass and bioenergy, renewable energy, electricity supply and demand, energy storage, energy in buildings, energy finance, energy law and economic and policy issues. Besides, it also provides topics which are within the context of the broader multi-disciplinary scope of energy.

The fourth issue of IJE Vol. 2, No. 2 (2019) has been published and available online on the website.

IJE welcomes original research papers for its next issue. Please visit IJE website for more information on submission guideline.


We are looking for enthusiastic people to work with us in 2020. If you are interested to be a part of our team, please send your cover letter and CV to hrd@purnomoyusgiantorocenter.org (via e-mail only). Also, mention which following area(s) you are excellent for:

1. research on energy
2. organizing event and social media content
3. administration
4. library and data source management
5. art design

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further process.


The Management and Staffs of the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020.

May this year brings all of us a fresh start for wonderful moments ahead.

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