Workshops demonstrate the potential for an affordable, renewable energy future

The Australia-Indonesia Centre’s Energy Cluster concluded its bilateral research with workshops at the Australian National University and Monash University in July 2018. Researchers from ANU, Monash, the University of Melbourne, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Hasanuddin, the University of Sydney, and the University of NSW came together with government and industry stakeholders to share their findings […]

Indonesia has far more than enough pumped hydro storage sites to support a 100% renewable electricity grid

With the support of the Australia Indonesia Centre we have identified 657 potential sites across Bali for pumped hydro energy storage (PHES), with a combined potential storage capacity of 2,300 Gigawatt-hours. Pumped hydro energy storage is a technique to store energy produced by electricity generation. Using electricity generated from renewable energy such as solar power […]

Renewable energy networks expand into eastern Indonesia

Fresh from their major study of renewable energy needs and potential in eastern Indonesia, Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy researchers returned for the Renewable Energy Field Study & Seminar. The three-day event in late March 2018 featured discussion and project visits with Indonesian and Australian leaders from energy businesses, national and district governments and universities, as well […]

Indonesia’s electricity subsidy reforms led to improved efficiency

Indonesia has been home to some of the world’s largest subsidies for electricity use. Electricity prices have been set at low levels, with the government making transfers to Indonesia’s electricity utility, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), to cover its losses. In 2012, electricity subsidies cost the government US$10 billion. In an ambitious reform program, since 2013 […]