Future perspectives on energy in Indonesia

Perspectives on energy in Indonesia

A detailed and enlightening report from various experts on the production, distribution, security, regulation and evolution of the energy sector in Indonesia from the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, with an eye on the future and investment opportunities, risks and uncertainties.

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Perspectives on Indonesia’s energy future – Summary

Preface – page 2

1. Indonesia’s Energy Future the EIU view – page 4

Nick Owen, Contributing Editor Indonesia, the Economist Intelligence Unit

  • Oil – page 5
  • Natural Gas – page 6
  • Coal – page 7
  • Renewables – page 7
  • Conclusion – page 8

2. Managing risk for future energy security – page 10

Lukman Mohfoedz, President, Indonesian Petroleum Association

  • High consumption, low production – page 10
  • A promising place for hydrocarbons – page 11
  • Clarity, consistency and certainty – page 11
  • Securing energy for the future – page 11

3. Reducing Indonesia’s energy subsidies: A prudent, fair and trans formative reform – page 13

Ndiame Diop, Lead Economist, Indonesia, World Bank

  • The size of energy subsidies – page 13
  • Impact on fiscal deficit and fiscal management – page 15
  • Impact on the trade balance – page 16
  • Impact on long-term growth and welfare – page 16
  • Who benefits from energy subsidies – page 17
  • Reducing subsidies is prudent and fair – page 17

4. Investing in Indonesia’s energy sector: Regulatory risks and the need for reform – page 19

Stephen Norris, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific, Control Risks

  • Production and image problems – page 19
  • Commercial considerations – page 20
  • Coal concerns – page 21
  • The need to reform – page 22

5. Rural electrification: The “DC House” solution – page 23

Toufik, Director of the Electric Power Institute and Professor of Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University

  • The state of rural electrification – page 23
  • Where renewable energy fits in – page 24
  • Pitfalls and problems – page 24
  • Localised distributed generation – page 25
  • The DC house – page 25

6. Renewable energy in Indonesia: Present status and prospects – page 27

Hanan Nugroho, Senior Planner, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)

  • Barriers to renewable energy development – page 28
  • Prospects for Indonesia’s renewable energy – page 29

Note that you can also download or view this report from The Economist’s website as a .pdf document.

Presentation from January 2014 by the Economist Intelligence Unit

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