Largest ever IEA Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week held in Jakarta


Gita Lestari, Deputy Director for Energy Conservation, Technical Guidance and Cooperation of Indonesia, delivers remarks on the first day of the training week (Photo: IEA)

The IEA and the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources co-hosted the second Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week for Southeast Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia from 16-20 July 2018.

The event brought together 220 energy efficiency professionals from government institutions, industry and academia and supporting organisations across Southeast Asia.

“Energy efficiency is key to ensuring a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy system for the future,” said IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol in closing remarks delivered on the first day of the event. “I hope that you will take this opportunity to build on your knowledge and networks and help tackle the challenges you are facing in your home countries with fresh ideas and tools for scaling up energy efficiency.”

The Training Week consisted of 6 parallel courses on energy efficiency in: buildings; industry; lighting, appliances, and equipment; transport; statistics; and policy and programme evaluation. Each course offers a mix of lectures, interactive discussions ad practical exercises aimed to equip participants with knowledge and skills on developing energy efficiency initiatives in their respective countries.

The programme also includes joint sessions on assessing the potential for energy efficiency, tracking progress, communication campaigns and finance as well as a special focus on valuing the social and economic benefits of energy efficiency measures. Participants also had the opportunity to take part in a site visit.