Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics and Institute of Energy Economics Japan Organized Workshop on Waste-to-Energy for Urbanized Society in Indonesia

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Group Photo of Participants and Speakers at Workshop on Waste to Energy – Day 2

Jakarta – To tackle Indonesia’s intricate problem in waste management and energy supply and strengthen collaboration between Japan and Indonesia, a two-full-day workshop entitled ‘WASTE TO ENERGY (WtE) WORKSHOP FOR URBANIZED SOCIETY IN INDONESIA 2016’ was held at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, on November 22 – 23 2016. This event was a result of collaboration managed by IIEE and Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), with support from Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) Japan.

Hence, speakers in this event were crucial players in this issue. They were ranging from government, private sector, and academia. Speakers of Indonesian sides came from Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG NREEC/Dirjen EBTKE)-Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Coordinating Ministry of Maritime, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Home Affairs, Agency of Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), and representatives of 5 Cities (Jakarta, Bandung, Tangerang, Semarang, and Surakarta). Meanwhile from Japanese sides, speakers were the representatives of METI, Japan International Corporations Agency (JICA), Clean Authority of Tokyo, National Institute for Environmental Study (NIES), Japan Environmental Facilities Manufacturers Association (JEFMA), Hitachi Sozen, JFE Engineering, and Nippon Steel (NSENGI).

Participants of this event ranged from academics, associations, central and regional governments, private sectors, non-governmental organizations and independent sectors. This workshop was not only beneficial for strengthen the relationship between Japan and Indonesia but also played an important role in gathering all key stakeholders where they can share and learn from each other’s experiences related to waste to energy.

DAY 1: Connecting the Dots: The Perspectives of Government of Indonesia and Lesson from Japan

The workshop was warmly opened by Dr. Hakimul Batih, IIEE’s Executive Director followed by Mr. Agung Kuswandono of Coordinating Ministry of Maritime, Mr. Soedjoko Harsono of DG NREEC, and Ms. Mayu Oba of METI.

The first speaker of the session was Mr. Soedjoko from DG NREEC, in which he addressed the role and support of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia in developing WtE. It was then followed by Mr. Sudirman from Ministry of Environment and Forestry with the topic of National Regulation on Waste Management based on Thermal Technology. Then from Japan, Ms. Mayu Oba of METI followed by Mr. Gen’Ichiro Tsukada of JICA and Mr. Kenichi Kumagai of Clean Authority of Tokyo. The first session was closed by panel discussion led by our moderator, Mr. Paul.

Second session was started by Mr. Agung of Coordinating Ministry of Maritime, in which he addressed the Acceleration of WTE Plant based on Presidential Regulation 18/2016, followed by Mr. Yosuke Minami of Clean Authority of Tokyo. Furthermore, Mr. Reydonnyzar Moenek of Ministry of Home Affairs presented his presentation material, addressing the crucial topic of Tipping Fee. Tipping fee, or the charge levied upon a given quantity of waste receive at the waste processing facility apparently had been a long-due concern in this issue. The second session of speech was closed by Mr. Ueda of NIES and Mr. Kondo of JEFMA.

In the end of the first day session, discussion panel led by Mr. Paul had attracted many questions from the floor. It was interesting to see that despites the government’s attempt to simplify the effort for developing WtE, sharing their direction with all key players is still necessary to implement.


DAY 2: Developing WtE in Diverse, Region-Specific Cases of Indonesia’s Cities

The second day of the event involved speakers from BPPT, regional governments of Indonesia, private sectors of Japan, and JICA. The discussion from BPPT and each regional government showed how they approached the development of WtE and the immense difference between each region.

For the first session, speakers from BPPT was Mr. Gatot Prianto, from Jakarta Clean Authority was Dr. Isnawa Adji, from Bandung Clean Authority was Mr. Gungun, Mr. Ivan Yudianto from Tangerang Clean and Garden Authority, Mr. Gunawan Saptogiri from Semarang Clean Authority, and Mr. Hasta Gunawan from Surakarta Clean Authority. The discussion panel was led by Dr. Hakimul Batih.

After that, second session commenced with Mr. Gatot Subagyo of Hitachi Sozen, Mr. Shinji Higuchi of JFEE, and Mr. Masahiko Mimuro as speakers, respectively. The speaking session was closed by Mr. Tetsuya Harada of JICA and furthermore by discussion panel, also led by Dr. Hakimul Batih.

Mr. Batih concluded the discussion by stating the importance of several stakeholders to engage in WtE development. He also stated that WtE is rather not dealing with energy but more to waste management problem, and currently the Government of Indonesia is working to ensure tipping fee mechanism regulation. Lastly, he closed the event by stating that every region had different waste regulation, resulting in different technology needs.

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