2015 Energy Security Workshop

On July 23, NBR and the US-ASEAN Business Council co-hosted the eleventh annual Energy Security Workshop, “Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition.”

Indonesia’s successful democratic transition and strong economy have made the country a major political and economic power in both Southeast Asia and the broader region. Indonesia is now a key strategic and economic partner for the United States, as well as Japan and other countries in Asia, and has played an increasingly important role in shaping the future of the Asia-Pacific.

Energy resources and exports are a critical part of Indonesia’s success story and have helped raise levels of prosperity across Asia. However, rapidly rising energy demand, ongoing energy subsidies, and declining production have begun to erode this progress.

With these concerns in mind, the 2015 Energy Security Workshop examined the following issues:

  • Indonesia’s energy outlook, critical policy and market challenges, and major developments under the Jokowi administration
  • Key questions for promoting oil supply security
  • The country’s evolving coal, gas, and electricity nexus, and how stakeholders are seeking to manage the balance between affordability and sustainability
  • Efforts to strengthen environmental policymaking
  • Implications for the United States and the Asia-Pacific


Satya Widya Yudha, Commission VII, House of Representatives, Republic of Indonesia

Tom Cutler, Cutler International, LLC

Clara Gillispie, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Mikkal E. Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Murray Hiebert, Center for Strategic and International Studies

J. William Ichord, International Business Consultant

Meredith Miller, Albright Stonebridge Group

Vikram Nehru, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Scott Smouse, U.S. Department of Energy

Alexandra Stuart, US-ASEAN Business Council

Arto Suryodipuro, Embassy of Indonesia

Nikos Tsafos, enalytica

Agenda and Speaker Bios

Agenda | Speaker Biographies

Event Sponsors

Asian Development Bank

Event Co-Hosts