Utility Executive Exchange on Renewable Energy Integration
Under the Energy Utility Partnership Program (EUPP) and the Indonesia Clean Energy Development Program (ICED), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Energy Association conducted an Executive Exchange on Clean Energy Development from April 13 to 20, 2013. 9 senior managers from PT PLN Persero (PLN), the Indonesian electric utility, traveled to Oahu and Maui for meetings with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, First Wind, H-Power, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, Hawaii State Energy Office and SunPower.
USAID’s Indonesia Clean Energy Development (ICED) project works with the Indonesian government agencies (central, provincial, and local), the electric utility (PLN), non-governmental organizations, communities, universities, and the private sector to provide support for Indonesia’s clean energy objectives.
The Energy Utility Partnership Program (EUPP), funded by USAID, seeks to increase access in USAID-assisted countries to environmentally sound energy services. EUPP activities include seminars, workshops and executive exchanges that promote the transfer of utility best practices.