Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Pre-workshop “The ASEAN Power Grid (APG) in Decarbonizing ASEAN Power Sector”

Mr. Iman Faskayana, the Alternate HAPUA Secretary in Charge was attending Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Pre-workshop “The ASEAN Power Grid (APG) in Decarbonizing ASEAN Power Sector” on 17 November 2023 as a speaker. The agenda was held by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East  Asia (ERIA) in Jakarta.

Mr. Iman presented the Strategies of APG : Overview from Past to Present. Several Speakers from ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) Mr. Nuki Agya Utama and Mr. Akbar Dwi Wahyono,  Mr. Kei Sudo, Mr. Joko Purwanto, and Mr. Naoto Okura from ERIA, Mr. Pramudya from Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Indonesia, Mr Somsanith Sadettan from Electricite Du Laos, and Mr. Suhanee Sutree Chit from Tenaga Nasional Berhad were also took part as speakers in this agenda.

Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) concept aims for energy transitions  tailored to each country’s circumstances, together with Asian countries that are actively trying toward carbon neutrality while having similar challenges to Japan in decarbonization.

AZEC is a platform consisting of Asian countries that are promoting decarbonization. Japan intends to contribute its resources and experience to AZEC, by providing support on technology, finance, and human resources through AETI, JCM, etc., and by policy coordination with partner countries. AZEC aims to support new technologies and reduce costs through market expansion.

In the future, it is hoped that there will be collaboration and synergy in carrying out decarbonization until the goal of net zero emissions is achieved by 2060.

Experts Exchange Program between EVN and PLN on Renewable Energy Policy

From August 14-25, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) held an Expert Exchange Program with the delegation of PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara – Indonesia (PLN) on Renewable Energy Policy. Vice President of EVN Dr. Vo Quang Lam chaired the opening session.

The exchange of experts between EVN and PLN is within the framework EVN’s initiative as launched by EVN during the HAPUA Working Group 5 Annual Meeting organize in Vietnam last December with the participation of all utilities of ASEAN countries.

The main purpose of the EVN’s Expert Exchange Program is to facilitate favorable conditions for experts from ASEAN’s power utilities to exchange on various topics and fields of mutual interest, topics ranging from technical to non-technical matters.

Dr. Vo Quang Lam said that at present, the topic of renewable energy is the great concern of most countries in the world, especially in the context that energy transition is an inevitable trend. He expressed his hope that after this expert exchange, EVN and PLN will have the opportunity to discuss many other areas of mutual interest such as risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, customer experience…

Ms. Putu Purwaningsih – PLN’s Legal Business Partner Transition Energy Officer, head of the delegation, thanked EVN for creating favorable conditions for PLN experts to have the opportunity to exchange and learn from EVN’s experiences in the subject matters of renewable energy policy. The Indonesian government has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2060. Currently, Indonesia is also in the process of developing renewable energy. Ms. Putu Purwaningsih hoped that this exchange program with EVN would help PLN gain valuable experience for PLN’s best preparation on development of renewable energy in the near future.

Many highly practical questions were raised in the discussion session and discussed in detail by experts from both PLN and EVN. The exchange of experts between EVN and PLN is planned to take place from August 14 – 25 at the Headquarters of Vietnam Electricity and in some EVN’s subsidiaries.

Webinar Series IGNITION #14 Crisis Management – Sharing of Experience/ lnitiatives of the COVID 19 Pandemic by HAPUA / JEPIC

PLN Indonesia is delighted to invite you to “Webinar Series IGNITION #14 Crisis Management – Sharing of Experience/Initiatives of the Covid19 Pandemic by HAPUA/JEPIC”. This event will be held on :

Day / Date     : Wednesday/ March 31st 2021

Time                : 09.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (Jakarta Time GMT +7)

Agenda            : Crisis Management – Sharing of Experience/Initiatives of the Covid19 Pandemic by HAPUA/JEPIC

Media               : Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID 912 0474 2271 Password: PLNterbaik

For further information, please contact Ms. Diah Karima, Manager of Expert Develompment

We look forward to meeting you at the webinar, don’t miss it!

Best regards,
Organizing Committee of The HAPUA Webinar Series 2021


The 1st HAPUA Webinar Series 2021: Road to AMI Implementation

PLN Indonesia is proudly hosting The 1st HAPUA Webinar Series 2021 under the theme of Road to AMI Implementation : Progress, Lesson-Learned, Pre-and-Post Implementation on 10th of February 2021 from 9 AM – 12 PM Jakarta Time.

Please kindly register through the link below to join via Zoom Cloud Meeting to get access for live interactive discussion.

Alternatively, this webinar could be followed through YouTube using the link below. 

We look forward to meeting you at the webinar, don’t miss it!

Best regards,
Organizing Committee of The 1st HAPUA Webinar Series 2021

RECENTS: ASEAN POWER SYSTEM OPERATORS WORKSHOP 2019 : Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) Source Integration

HAPUA Working Group 5 Brenchmark Class : Culture Leap Program 2019

PT PLN (Persero) – Indonesia is pleased to host and invite all members of HAPUA Working Group 5 to attend Benchmark Class: Culture Leap Program 2019 that will be held on:

  • Day, Date  : Tuesday-Wednesday, 15-16 October 2019
  • Place          : Jakarta City, Indonesia
  • Theme       : “Embracing The Corporate Culture: How to Activate Values in Creative Way”.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the following officers:

  • Diah Karima (Ms. Rima) – PT PLN (Pesero)
  • Anindya Prasetyani (Ms. Anin) – PT PLN (Pesero)

Thank you and see you in Jakarta!

The 8th Meeting HAPUA Working Group No. 3 – Distribution and Power Quality & Reliability and Its Projects Meeting

PT PLN (Persero) hosted The 8th Meeting HAPUA Working Group No. 3 – Distribution and Power Quality & Reliability and Its Projects Meeting from 23-25 April 2019 at Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. This meeting attended by 8 ASEAN Countries. The purposes of this meeting is to monitor the progress of three Projects and formulated Working Group Plan of Action to be considered in the next HAPUA Working Committee.

Mr. Indradi Setiawan, Head of Maluku – Papua Regional Operation Division of PT PLN (Persero) as Focal Point HWG 3 Indonesia in his opening speech encouraged all of the participants to have an active and productive discussions, so that depth analysis and details can be produced for all issues for feasible solutions to the development of all HAPUA Member Countries.

Together with The 8th Meeting HAPUA Working Group No. 3 and Its Projects Meeting, in the same week there are also several HAPUA agenda that be held in the same venue. The 13th Meeting of the HAPUA Working Group 1- Generation and Renewable Energy, attended by 8 ASEAN countries and The 3rd Workshop of the Feasibility Study for ASEAN Multilateral Power Trade attanded by 9 ASEAN countries.

The HAPUA Council Members Joint Statement 2018

We, the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities, reiterate our commitment to contribute to strengthening ASEAN energy security and enhancing capacity building in the region, while taking necessary actions to preserve the environment and address climate-related challenges. We are specifically committed to:

  1. In pursuit of the integration of the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) to support optimal use of resources and economic integration, conduct a review of the lessons learned from the Phase 1 of the Lao PDR–Thailand–Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LTMS PIP) and assess the implementation plans for Phase 2 to include Singapore as well as the Lao PDR-Thailand-Myanmar power integration project;
  2. Towards establishing the market mechanism, institutions and interconnection infrastructure needed to advance multilateral electricity trade, complete the Feasibility Study for ASEAN Multilateral Power Trade in 2019 and synergise with the two other major APG studies, namely the studies on the ASEAN Power Grid Generation and Transmission System Planning Institution (AGTP) and the ASEAN Power Grid Transmission System Operator Institution (ATSO) as well as the ASEAN Interconnection Master Plan Study (AIMS III);
  3. Contribute to the achievement of the ASEAN renewable energy (RE) target of 23% by 2025, by among others examining the flexibility of the generation, transmission and distribution systems to respond to the increasing scale of RE penetration and strengthening programs on energy efficiency and conservation as well as exploring ways to deploy smart grid and digitisation technologies;
  4. Address the challenges to the utility industry arising from the convergence of power and telecommunications by embarking on technical, commercial and safety studies on the use of existing fiber optics in the power systems for telecommunications; and,
  5. Continue to enhance the competency of ASEAN Member States on the efficient production, delivery and consumption of electricity through collaborative trainings and providing avenues to share expertise and best practices.

Strengthening the Secretariat function as the Bridge of HAPUA

(Yogya/27 Feb) Indonesia hosted the HAPUA Country and Working Group Secretariat Gathering in Yogyakarta on 27 – 28 February 2019. The program was initiated by PT PLN (Persero) and attended by 7 ASEAN countries. This was the first program that gathered all Secretariats in order to strengthen their function as communicator to various HAPUA programs. The program produced the draft ToR of Secretariats, logo and video profile to be then used as the image branding of HAPUA. These initiatives will be proposed to the next HAPUA Working Committee in Singapore.
Hot Martua Bakara, HAPUA Secretary-In-Charge welcomed the initiative to conduct the program. Bringing the theme “the bridge of HAPUA”, this program intended to strengthen the personal relations and communications among the Secretariats as the “bridge” to decision makers in the power utilities/authorities in ASEAN. “I hope that we can have same vision and mission in achieving our common interest for supporting energy sustainability of ASEAN regions, “said Bakara.
Datuk Wira Roslan, Chief Corporate Officer Tenaga Nasional Berhad Malaysia second the importance of Secretariats as connector and resource persons. “To strengthen HAPUA, Secretariats must enrich themselves with adequate and comprehensive knowledge of the current issue faced by its organization and on regional level. HAPUA could better face challenges by strengthening the role of Secretariats, through being an important & vital link internally and externally,” said Datuk Wira.
With the spirit of ASEAN solidarity and congeniality, Secretariats were also exposed to the hospitality of Yogyakarta through cultural dinner, visiting Borobudur temple, and Village Economic Hall / Balkondes Ngadiharjo that run by PLN CSR program. This program was also expected to promote Yogyakarta as the international tourism destination.

RECENT: 3rd Workshop Feasibility Study for Establishing Multilateral Power Trade in ASEAN Workshop – Presentation of Full Study and Draft Recommendations

3rd Workshop Feasibility Study for Establishing Multilateral Power Trade in ASEAN Workshop – Presentation of Full Study and Draft Recommendations that will be held on:

  • Day, Date     : Wednesday, 24 April 2019
  • Place             : The Bali Dynasty Resort, Bali, Indonesia