Jakarta, 14 August 2015.  The Chairman of Indonesian Electrical Power Society (MKI), Supangkat Iwan Santoso, accompanied by Director General of Electricity of the Ministry of Mineral & Resources of Indonesia and President Director of PT. PLN (Persero) Sofyan Basir officially launched today The 70th National Electricity Day Event Series – 2015 at Auditorium of PT. PLN (Persero) Head Office in Jakarta.  The event will be held from 25th to 31st of October at ICE-Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD, South Tangerang, and will be officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.

The 70th National Electricity Day is organized by the Indonesian Electrical Power Society (MKI) of 2015 – 2018 chairmanship period based on MoU signed by three parties, namely Director General of Electricity of the Ministry of Mineral & Resources of Indonesia, President Director of PT. PLN (Persero) and MKI on 12 March 2015, whereas MKI is assigned to organize the event with regards to the commemoration of the 70th National Electricity Day with community involvement.

President Director of PT. PLN (Persero), Sofyan Basir, said the 70th National Electricity Day was in line with the government program recently launched by the President of Indonesia on 4 May 2015, 35.000 MW Programs to Ensure National Electrical Power Supply. Within five years ahead, Indonesia would require a minimum additional 35,000 MW electrical power supply. This excludes the 7,000 MW power plant which is now under construction. One of challenges faced by this sector today is maintaining the sufficiency of electrical power supply to boost the economic development and continue increasing electrification ratio.

According to the Chairman of MKI, Supangkat Iwan Santoso, the 70th National Electricity Day Event Series – 2015 bearing the theme “National Power Security for Sustainable Development” is expected to become a strong momentum to fulfill economic independence by moving strategic sectors, particularly energy security, to drive the social economic growth including job availability and absorption of domestic component.

Supangkat Iwan Santoso added, the 70th National Electricity Day shows the implementation of MKI’s working programs to boost green electrical power development as in line with the government program within the framework of sustainable development

The Chairperson of the 70th National Electricity Day Event Series – 2015, Sri Andini, said the 70th National Electricity Day would be participated by all stakeholders of electrical power including their supporting industry, government, private sector and academician.

Sri Andini added the 70th National Electricity Day would highlight one of important programs, namely Indonesia Electricity Summit which would discuss the Road Map of Renewable Energy Development to combine with industrial development in area where the energy resources available. Other programs would include Electricity Seminar for information exchange on new technology updates to boost electrical power industry development, and will be attended by 1000 participants. It is expected the papers presented during the event will be become constructive inputs for electrical industry players within national scope to support the energy security for sustainable development as in line with the theme.

In addition, an Electricity Exhibition will concurrently run during the 70th National Electricity Day to showcase technology and services related to updated electrical power applications. Exhibition space of 2,043 m2 is provided by the Organizing Committee of the 70th National Electricity Day to accommodate over 80 exhibitors covering local as well as international energy and electrical power supply companies.

In general, agenda of the 70th National Electricity Day is as follows:

 

  1. A.    FUN WALK
Day/Date :  Sunday, 25 October 2015
Theme :  Human Resource Synergy to Succeed the 35.000 MW Development
Venue : Head Office of PT. PLN (Persero), Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta

 

  1. B.   COFFEE MORNING & CEREMONY OF THE 70TH NATIONAL ELECTRICITY DAY
Day/Date : Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Venue : Head Office of PT. PLN (Persero), Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta

 

  1. C.    INDONESIA ELECTRICITY SUMMIT
Day/Date : Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Theme : Paradigm of the Renewable Energy Based Economy/Industry
Venue : ICE–Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD

 

  1. D. ELECTRICITY SEMINAR
Day/Date : Wednesday, 28 October to Friday, 30 October 2015
Theme : 35.000 MW Programs to Ensure National Electrical Power Supply Security within the Framework of Sustainable Development
Venue : ICE–Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD

 

  1. E.ELECTRICITY EXHIBITION
Day/Date : Wednesday, 28 October to Friday, 30 October 2015
Theme : Strengthening the Independence of National Electrical Power Industry to Support 35.000 MW Program
Venue : ICE–Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD

 

  1. F. GOLF TOURNAMENT
Day/Date : Sunday, 31 October 2015
Venue : Damai Indah Golf, BSD

The 70th National Electricity Day is also aimed at contributing to the development of national electrical power industry since this is valuable forum for communication, exchange of information, and cooperation among executives, industrial leaders, professional and technical personnel throughout Indonesia.

All related stakeholders including media are invited to support for the success of the 70th National Electricity Day.

Prior to the launching of the 70th National Electricity Day, the new chairmanship of MKI was introduced as a result of MKI National Conference of held in Jakarta on 12 March 2015, with Supangkat Iwan Santoso as Chairman and Heru Dewanto as Secretary General.

The event organizer of the 70th National Electricity Day is Pacto Convex.

For more information, contact:

Ms. Ika Nazaruddin
Media Relations Coordinator
c/o Pacto Convex
Mobile: 0812 1000 469
Email: ika.nazaruddin@pactoconvex.com

Mr. Bambang Hermawanto
Organizing Committee Secretariat of the 70th National Electricity Day
Mobile: 0812 8500 4142
Email:mki.secrt@gmail.com