Clean power asia conference in nusa dua to focus on renewable energy

Denpasar (ANTARA News) - Clean Power Asia Conference (CPA), with an expected 600 professionals and experts in the field of renewable energy and cleaner fossil energy in attendance, is scheduled to be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on 14-16 May 2012.

"The conference also brings together energy ministers from various countries, regulatory agencies, power companies, investors, and providers of services and technology to discuss the latest developments in Asia related to renewable energy and energy from fossil fuels," said Director of the CPA Program Daria La Valle in a press statement received here on Saturday.

According to Daria, Indonesia has become the model for countries in Asia in the use of electrical energy derived from renewable and clean fossil fuel.

"Indonesia is a country with the greatest potential in Asia for renewable electricity generation by clean fossil fuel," he said.

He noted that Indonesia contains the largest geothermal resources in the world. In addition, he said Indonesia has great potential in the field of bioenergy, solar, and water.

"If this potential is combined, then Indonesia would be a great power source for renewable electrical energy in Asia," he said.

He noted that speakers at the conference include Datuk Loo Took Gee, who served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia; Dr Songpope Polachan, Director General of the Department of Mineral Fuels Thailand Ministry of Energy; and Hatsady Sysoulath, Director General for Promotion of Renewable Energy Agency Ministry of Energy and Mines Laos.

Also speaking will be Dr. Lavansiri the Director, Chairman of the Thailand Energy Regulatory Commission; Dr Kardaya Warnika, Director of New Energy, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation and the Ministry of Mineral Resources; Nur Pamudji, President Director of PT PLN, and Shinta W Kamdani, Vice-Chairman Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Chamber of Commerce.

Others speaking at the conference will be Datuk Mohd Nazri Shahruddin, Vice President Director of Power Plants Malaysia Tenaga Nasional Berhad; Yokihiro Hirabayashi, Deputy Director of International Business Development Department of Japan`s J-Power; Dr Nattakit Parkpoom, Expert Planning Division of Energy Systems Power Plant Thailand EGAT; Heru Dewanto, Commissioner of PT Cirebon Electric Power, and Anupam Datta, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation GM India.(*)