The Bandung Institute of Technology Alumni Association (IA-ITB) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in The Hague and the Indonesian Energy Academy (ECADIN) again held a series of activities for the Indonesia-the Netherlands Technology Partnership Forum (INTPF). The forum which aims to advance technological cooperation in the field of renewable energy between the two countries is now entering the 3rd webinar series with the theme “Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging”. The topic was presented in an online format with an interactive interview method with the aim that participants could understand more closely the success of the Netherlands in implementing EV charging and how to repeat this success in Indonesia.

The entire event was moderated by Meutia Kusprameswari-Roijmans, an Indonesian diaspora currently working at Shell’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. The first session opened with questions about the reasons behind the successful implementation of EV charging in the Netherlands, which were answered by Sonja Munnix, Senior Advisor Mobility from De Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO). Then, the answer from Sonja Munnix was responded to by one of the speakers from industry players, namely Koen Nojens, Director of EU Policy at EVBox Group. The discussion continued with an explanation of the latest condition of EV Charging in Indonesia by Mrs. Ida Nuryatin Finahari, Director of Electricity Business Development at the Directorate General of Electricity. After the explanation, Sonja Munnix and Koen Nojens provided feedback and suggestions for Indonesia to achieve success like in the Netherlands. Mrs. Ida Nuryatin Finahari responded to this response, before the moderator closed the first session.

The second session continued and opened with questions regarding the challenges of implementing EV charging in the Netherlands, which were answered by Sonja Munnix. Followed by an explanation of the challenges of implementing EV charging in Indonesia by Mrs. Ida Nuryatin Finahari. After that, the discussion continued with a question to explore further the attractiveness of the Indonesian EV charging market for global industry players such as the EV Box, which was answered by Carlos M. Rozo, Regional Director, New Market at EVBox Group. The second session closed with a discussion on what kind of collaboration the relevant parties could do so that Indonesia could repeat the success as in the Netherlands.

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