from the Chairperson of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center

We would like to extend our Eid Mubarak wishes. May the blessings of Ramadhan continue to be with us on the coming year!

During the second quarter of 2018, Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) worked together with Paguyuban Istri, Pensiunan dan Warakawuri Kementerian Energi dan Sumberdaya Mineral (PIPW KESDM) in conducting a diphtheria vaccination. In the same period, PYC also held its second PYC Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS). The sharing session tried to discuss the energy condition in Indonesia from an energy economics perspective. The event also provided the chance for Dr. Luky Yusgiantoro to discuss the upcoming book on Energy Economics, which he written together with Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro. Dr. Widhyawan Prawiraatmadja and Dr. Pri Agung, as invited speakers by PYC, gave their valuable opinions to improve the book’s content in more details. There were also various comments and suggestions coming from participants.

PYC also conducted a field excursion to Bandung to visit PT Len and Geological Museum. The visit to PT Len was planned to deepen the knowledge about solar PV production as well as PT Len’s other branches of industry such as the military and railway system technology. Meanwhile, the visit to Geological Museum improved some knowledge on geology including the history of oil and gas in Indonesia and the importance of disaster mitigation. During the same period, PYC also visited Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) for a friendly football match, with Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro participated on representing one of PYC’s soccer players.

The academic corner presented here are six opinions written by our researchers. The published opinions cover a broad topic in the energy sector, ranging from a brief outlook on Euro 4 implementation in Indonesia to electricity development in the Natuna Islands. The energy sector is a very integrated sector and by having a broad and integrated point of view on the energy sector, we hope that many are able to see the underlying problem from a better point of view. Hopefully, these opinions will provide exciting insights and additional points of view on the most recent issue in the energy sector.

To celebrate PYC’s 2nd Anniversary this year, we invite professionals as well as academicians to contribute in giving an insight into Indonesia’s energy sector through our Paper Competition. The competition will focus on papers covering the energy sector from the perspective of law, governance, and policy. Due to numerous requests by the participants, we have decided to extend the submission deadline until 16th of July 2018. Hopefully, the paper competition will be able to stimulate professionals and academics to conduct research on the mentioned topic.

PYC will also have another competition for next month. PYC will hold the 3rd Junior Chess Championship which will be available for children up to 9 years old. Please refer to the provided registration guideline in order to sign up for the competition before 9th of August 2018.

We wish the upcoming months will be filled with even more exciting activities and we hope you can join us together to further develop the Indonesia’s energy sector.

As a closing remark, we would like to extend our birthday wishes to Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro, the founder of Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center, who celebrated his birthday in 16th of June 2018. All the best wishes from the PYC team!




Figure 1. Diphtheria vaccination activities in Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) office.

On 17th of April 2018, PYC together with Paguyuban Istri, Pensiunan dan Warakawuri Kementerian Energi dan Sumberdaya Mineral (PIPW KESDM) held a one-day diphtheria vaccination program. The idea behind the program was a response to the recent diphtheria outbreak in Indonesia. The vaccination was held in PYC’s office and was opened by Mrs. Widyasari Pudja as the chair of PIPW KESDM as well as Mrs. Filda Yusgiantoro as the chair of PYC. Afterward, dr. Hera Bambang gave a brief explanation about the importance of diphtheria vaccination. The vaccination was done in cooperation with Rumah Sakit Pusat Pertamina (RSPP) with more than 60 people vaccinated. With the provided vaccination, PYC and PIPW KESDM hope to contribute building the population immunity and to prevent the spread of diphtheria disease.


Figure 1. The Participants of PYC 2nd Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) 2018.

On 24th of April 2018, PYC organized its second Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) event. Titled “Energy Condition in Indonesia: An Energy Economics Perspective”, the event aimed to discuss the upcoming book on energy economy book written by both Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Dr. Luky Yusgiantoro. Many Indonesian energy economics experts participated, such as Dr. Widhyawan Prawiraatmadja and Dr. Pri Agung Rakhmanto which were also the speakers at this event. There were also other university representatives, for example, Mr. R.S. Trijana Kartoatmodjo from Universitas Trisakti and Mr. Bambang Irjanto from Universitas Proklamasi 45 Yogyakarta. In the event, many participants expected and wished that the book would be published as soon as possible because it will indeed be a reliable academic reference on energy economics in Indonesia.


Figure 1. PYC Team in front of the Jakarta Monorail Prototype at PT. Len Industri.

PT Len Industry is a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) focusing on electronics for industry and infrastructure including the solar cell. As PYC strives to pay attention to the development of the energy as well as the technology development itself, PYC conducted a site visit to the PT Len Industri’s factory in Bandung, West Java on 20th of April 2018. The PYC team was fascinated by the technology that PT Len Industry has developed especially for the renewable energy. Since 1997, various renewable energy products such as solar modules, solar rooftop, solar street light, centralized solar power plant, and hybrid solar power plant is developed and distributed to many provinces in Indonesia. Furthermore, the development of Len Technopark in Subang, West Java aimed to be the center of the development for all PT Len products, including the defense industry, renewable energy, communication, railway, and also electrical component manufacturing.

Figure 2. A token of appreciation from PYC given by Mrs. Filda Yusgiantoro to PT Len Industri.


Figure 1. PYC team activities through the visit to the Museum of Geology.

On 21st of April 2018, PYC team had the opportunity to visit The Museum of Geology. Located in the heart of the Bandung City, The Museum of Geology provides an alternative recreation for people who not only want to refresh their mind but also could be able to learn something new. Inside this museum, people could find various collections of geological and archaeological objects such as the unique stones and colorful minerals from around the world, precious fossils as well as the mute witnesses to a terrible disaster of Mount Merapi. All of the collection is neatly arranged and separated into six main halls, each with the different story and collection. Along with the exclusive collection, the building itself was one of the Bandung historical building, it was built by Dutch East Indies (in Bahasa: Hindia – Belanda) government in 1929 to be the geological services center of the Dutch East Indies government. Besides the museum, in this area, there are also a comprehensive geological library, geological laboratory facilities, and private storage to store and demonstrate the results of geological surveys.


Figure 1. The PYC and UPH football team prior to the game.

The Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center (PYC) accepted the invitation of a friendly football match against Pelita Harapan University (UPH) football team at UPH Karawaci Stadium in Tangerang on June 2, 2018. The match started at 4 pm with opening remarks from Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro as the founder of PYC. Not only gave a speech, but Prof. Purnomo also participated as one of the PYC football players at the beginning of the match. The rector of UPH, Dr. (Hon) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc. also showed his enthusiasm with the match as he watched the match from the tribune.

This match took place with two halves, 30 minutes each. It was a fun, and exciting match with both sides took turns by attacking one and another. Strikers of PYC football team tried several shots, but it seems that the UPH football team had a strong defensive formation. In the end, the UPH football team won the game. To ended the football match, both teams exchanged gifts as a symbol of friendship during the iftar. PYC would be pleased to arrange another friendly re-match after Ramadan.



The following opinions have been gathered to enrich and share knowledge on some current issues in the energy sector:

  1. “A Brief Outlook on Euro 4 in Indonesia” by Filda Yusgiantoro, Massita Ayu Cindy and Rahmantara Trichandi
  2. “Green Bonds in the Energy Sector” by Filda Yusgiantoro, Rahmantara Trichandi and Anggun Alfina Zakia
  3. “Indonesia Renewable Energy Development: How Far Have We Gone?” by Rahmantara Trichandi
  4. “The Development of Electricity in Natuna Islands” by Akhmad Hanan
  5. “The Implementation of Renewable Energy in the Top Oil Producer Countries” by Massita Ayu Cindy
  6. “What Drives Household Energy Choice for Cooking” by Anggun Alfina Zakia




In celebration of PYC's 2nd anniversary, as well to stimulate research in energy law, governance, and policy, PYC is holding a paper competition with a focus on "Energy Law, Governance, & Policy."

The competition has the following juries:

  • Prof. Hikmahanto Juwana, SH, LLM, PhD
  • Dr. Ir. Herman Darnel, M.Sc.
  • Alexander Wibowo, SH, LLM, JSD

Due to numerous requests by the participants, PYC has decided to extend the submission deadline for the paper competition. The deadline is extended until 16th of July 2018.

Please submit your paper through email to papercompetition@purnomoyusgiantorocenter.org.

For more information please visit: www.purnomoyusgiantorocenter.org


The game of chess brings back the childhood memories of our Center’s founder, Prof. Purnomo Yusgiantoro. As Prof. once said that, "The memory of my childhood went back to when I played chess under the tree, while my Grandpa, part-time barber, was sitting next to me and busy cutting his clients hair. I have developed my strategy and analytical thinking since then".

Looking back to the enthusiasm of junior participants in previous competitions, PYC again is thrilled to organized another chess competition to commemorate this year’s Indonesia Independence Day.

The 3rd Junior Chess Championship 2018 will be coming soon! The competition will be held on 11th of August 2018, and the registration will be opened on 1st of July 2018. Please check all details below and we are looking forward to your participation!



Indonesian Journal of Energy (IJE) is bi-annual journal publication, publishes 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 that, it also provided topics are within the context of the broader multi-disciplinary scope of energy.

The first issue of IJE Vol.1, No.1 (2018) has been published and available Online through the website.

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


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