Workshop and Capacity Building for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Phase 2

Workshop on New Technologies in the Energy Transition Stage of the Draft RPJPN 2025-2045 with Civil Society Organizations Phase 2: Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Battery Storage System (BESS), Carbon Capture Storage (CCS), and Retirement Plan for Steam Power Plant (PLTU)


In the draft National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN) 2025-2045, the Indonesian government outlines a green economy policy direction based on implementing low-carbon development. This includes accelerating the energy transition towards utilizing renewable energy such as solar and wind energy, implementing new energy technologies such as Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and Carbon Capture Storage (CCS), and phasing out steam power plants (PLTU). Among the most promising options for shaping a green energy future, each of these plans offers unique benefits and faces specific challenges. Understanding the comparative advantages and limitations of these plans is critical for stakeholders, including civil society organizations (CSOs).

Civil society organizations (CSOs) have an important role to play in encouraging the government to achieve Indonesia’s clean energy transition targets. CSOs can act as agents of advocacy, education and community mobilization to support clean energy. Despite the important role of CSOs, there are still capacity gaps in understanding and communicating energy transition issues. In addition, there are many differences of opinion and challenges regarding renewable energy (RE), new energy technologies, and phasing out coal-fired power plants as future green energy transition solutions. To achieve impact from CSOs’ push for government policies aligned with Net Zero Emission (NZE) targets by 2060 or sooner, it is important to increase CSOs’ capacity for more targeted advocacy and socialization. To this end, CASE and IESR created a capacity building program designed to improve the capacity of CSOs in understanding and communicating energy transition issues in Indonesia. This capacity building program is expected to benefit CSOs in improving their ability to promote energy transition through advocacy, education and community mobilization. This is an important step to increase the capacity of CSOs in supporting the energy transition in Indonesia. By increasing the capacity of CSOs, it is expected that the energy transition in Indonesia can be carried out more effectively and sustainably.

Before implementing the capacity building program, IESR has conducted an in-depth analysis of the condition of mass media coverage in Indonesia and conducted mass media mapping. The results were then used to create a customized capacity building concept. Needs that CASE and IESR considered important enough to be followed up were chosen as the basis for the capacity building concept. In discussing the topic of climate change, the condition of Indonesia with current government policies will have an impact on NZE targets. Indonesia’s environmental conditions and the effect of carbon emissions on climate change were also explained. The introduction to energy transition was delivered with structured material that is relevant to current conditions. Moreover, the general public can access it freely and find out about the energy transition more easily. The energy transition stages contained in the 2025-2045 RPJP require a joint commitment so that the NZE target can be achieved. In this workshop, the discussion will be on more technical matters such as solar PV, wind energy, battery energy storage systems (BESS), carbon capture storage (CCS), and retired coal-fired power plants.


About Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia

The Clean, Affordable, and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) program aims to drive change in the power sector in Southeast Asia towards greater ambition on climate change. The program focuses on four key countries in Southeast Asia – Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam – and includes both national and regional activities. The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Operating in Indonesia with the political partner “Ministry of National Development Planning” (Bappenas) at the Directorate of Electricity, Telecommunications and Informatics, and implemented by GIZ Indonesia and the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) with further support from international partners Agora Energiewende and the New Climate Institute, CASE will propose evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by decision makers in the design and implementation of future energy systems and build public support for these solutions. However, CASE Indonesia also has close coordination with other CASE countries in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam).

The outcome of the CASE program is to substantially change the narrative on the direction of the energy sector in Southeast Asia towards an evidence-based energy transition, aiming to increase political ambition under the Paris Agreement through the following outputs:

  • Output I: Research and Evidence: Evidence base for energy transition in SEA enhanced.
  • Output II: Transparency and Mapping: Transparency and coordination of activities related to energy transition strengthened to maximize synergies.
  • Output III: Dialogue (non-energy sectors): Dialogue on energy transition within government bodies (and the public) is enhanced.
  • Output IV: Technical Assistance (energy sector): Capacity of key energy sector stakeholders in energy transition strengthened.
  • Output V: Promoting public discourse: Public discourse on energy transition is established.

About Akademi Transisi Energi

The Energy Transition Academy by is a digital learning portal on energy transition. The materials provided in this program are reliable and up to date sources. Also relevant to Indonesia’s current conditions.

The Energy Transition Academy is an educational solution for students, civil society organizations, journalists to deepen their understanding of energy transformation in Indonesia and the world. In addition, the Energy Transition Academy also targets and develops skill building, so that the younger generation can contribute and be active in the energy transition process.


The objectives of this event are:

  1. To educate CSOs on the energy transition stages and new energy technologies in the 2025-2045 RPJPN such as Solar Power Plant (PLTS), wind energy, Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), Carbon Capture Storage (CCS), and coal-fired power plant retirement.
  2. To enhance the capacity of CSOs in advocating for energy transition stages and new energy technologies in the 2025-2045 RPJPN such as Solar PV, wind energy, Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), Carbon Capture Storage (CCS), and coal-fired power plant retirement.
  3. To empower CSOs to influence energy policy and advocate for a regulatory framework that supports the adoption of new energy technologies such as Solar PV, wind energy, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), and Carbon Capture Storage (CCS).
  4. To improve CSOs’ ability to communicate complex energy concepts to various parties, including policy makers, community leaders, and the general public.
  5. To improve technical understanding of these technologies, including their benefits, limitations, and potential applications.


Jun 27 2024


09:00 - 16:30


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