SEC is excited to be attending The Bali Clean Energy Forum this February the 11th and 12th. We’re joining 45 energy ministers and some 1,000 representatives from 80 countries in this high level conference on the global implementation of clean energy.
Topics on the agenda during the conference are expansive, with something for all stakeholders in the renewable energy sector. Over two days there will be discussions on global policies for new energy resources and dedicated time for experts to provide clean energy information to participating governments. The forum also gives a voice to representatives from each energy sector. Last but not least, it will include a focus on community education and a specially designated space for youth concerns.
A Meeting Of Like-Minded Leaders
As day one begins, we’ve been impressed with the opening ceremony speeches given by the Governor of Bali, Mr I Made Mangku Pastika, Vice President, Yousef Kallah, Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, H. E, Sudirman Said, and Dr Fatih Birol from the International Energy Agency.
The 2016 Clean Energy Forum is well attended with a wide selection International Dignitaries, Government Leaders, Business Leaders and Technology Experts. There are also representatives from an extensive range of research and financial institutions, civil society and strong support from the media. As leaders in the energy storage sector, SEC is proud to participate.
This event was scheduled following the COP21 where President Jokowi made firm climate and renewable energy pledges for Indonesia. He indicated actions such as a ‘one map’ policy for deforestation in Indonesia and the establishment of a Peatland Restoration Agency to repair the damage done in recent forest fires.
In an official statement at the COP21, Jokowi pledged to reduce Indonesian emissions by 29% by 2030, with a request for international support to improve that number to a reduction of 41%.
Forging Relationships To Bridge The Gap
Appropriately, The Bali Clean Energy Forum’s theme for the next two days is “Bridging the Gap – Promoting Global Partnership.” The main objective is to bring together decision makers, and international organisations to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy through global partnerships. SEC Battery is very focussed on supporting Indonesia to realise its clean energy and renewable future.
It’s noteworthy that Bali was chosen as the venue for the forum due to its provincial success in the development of clean energy. But the wider country of Indonesia, with between 5 and 6 hours of daily peak sunshine, has some of the highest solar irradiation in the world, making it a region rich with opportunity for future adoption of renewable energy practice.
SEC Indonesia Poised To Deliver The Missing Link
With an office in Nusa Dua, Bali and extensive plans for developing a distributed renewable energy network across Indonesia, SEC is totally committed to transferring knowledge gathered over 40 years of experience in this field.
In fact, SEC were some of the very first pioneers in solar power forty years ago, and have since become specialists in Energy Storage – the vital link to commercialising all intermittent renewable energies.
We’re pleased to be present at this ‘game changing’ forum on energy partnerships and look forward to laying ground works, forming relationships and strengthening the collaborative projects we are carrying out in Indonesia.
The SEC Newsroom will keep our readers up to date on other significant developments following this event.