On 27 June 2019, EuroCham organized monthly meeting of Energy Working Group. Taking a place at Mercantile Club, the meeting invited a guest speaker, Mr. Ida Bagus Kesawa Narayana as a Supervisory Board of Regional-Owned State Enterprises in Province of Bali. In this meeting, Narayana shared his views on The Bali Renewable Energy and Independence – Plans and Opportunities for Investment. The government of Bali is now also conducting efforts to encourage energy independence through clean energy. Mr. Thomas Wagner as the Head of Energy Working Group wished that the strategy in Bali could be followed by other provinces particularly to achieve sustainable electricity and non-electricity systems as well as to reach the target of national renewable energy.
On 29 May 2019, EuroCham organized the monthly meeting for the energy sector. It took place at Financial Club with agenda to discuss topic that was delivered by a guest speaker in addition to general updates in the renewable energy sector. Ms. Kartika Listriana as a Deputy Director Strategic Economy Zone of Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs (CMEA) was invited to share her views on “The Opportunity for Power Plant Investment within The Acceleration Program for Priority Infrastructure in Indonesia”. This meeting elaborated main concerns that were also conveyed by the speakers specifically on development policy of strategic economic zones as regulated by Presidential Instruction No 6 of 2015 and Presidential Regulation No 2 of 2015, which stipulate border and industrial areas, special economic zones, new city development, and strategic tourism area. The session also touch upon the potential of power plant investment in those strategic areas. Afterward, Ms. Thomas Wagner as the Head of Energy Working Group briefly shared updates on palm oil sector associated with renewable energy of biofuel.