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Panellist at IESR Discussion on Increasing the Role of Renewable Energy in Providing Electricity Access

Panellist on IESR Discussion with The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia

I represented Alva Energi to speak on the challenges and opportunities of increasing electricity access to remote areas in Indonesia from the private sector’s perspective. The discussion was organised by IESR and Enter Nusantara, involving representatives from the government, private sector, and civil society organisation (CSO).

Speaking Engagement

Techno-Economic Analysis of Reactive Power Provision Using PV

Bimasena (The Mines and Energy Society)
Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2018, In Indonesian

Solar-Powered Villages: Utopian Reality?

The ChangeMaker 2020
Virtual, May 2020, In Indonesian

Moderator of Solar Energy Session
South Korea RE Invest Indonesia 2022
Virtual, April 2022

Chair of Graduate School Journey & Experience Roundtable Discussions
2021 NUS Graduate Education Virtual Open House
Virtual, September 2021

Speaker at Unlocking Indonesia’s Potential: Becoming a Smart Nation
PINUS and PPI Sheffield
Virtual, February 2021, In Indonesian

Panelist at Sumbangsih Diaspora Bagi Pembangunan Indonesia (Diaspora Contribution to Indonesian Development)
IPTI Jakarta & Forum Komunikasi Masyarakat Indonesia Singapura (FKMIS)
Virtual, December 2020, In Indonesian

Guest speaker for ETH Zurich’s Master of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation
ETH Zurich
Virtual, December 2020

Keynote speaker at Grand Opening MISSION: Millennials Scientist for Nutrition
SNV Indonesia
Virtual, July 2020, In Indonesian

Speaker at Alva Energi’s webinar “Balancing Efficiency and Aesthetics of Solar Energy”
Alva Energi
Virtual, June 2020, In Indonesian

Guest Lecturer for graduate module “Renewable Energy Technology”
Newcastle University
Singapore, March 2019

Invited speaker at Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas (AREA) Workshop
Arctic Council, Energy Studies Institute
Singapore, August 2018

Invited speaker at PINTU Alumni Lunch
Indonesian Students’ Association at Nanyang Technological University (PINTU)
Singapore, August 2018, In Indonesian

Invited lecture on “Techno-economic Analysis of Reactive Power Provision using PV”
ASEAN Centre for Energy
Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2018

Article & News

National University of Singapore

My PhD thesis was awarded the Springer Thesis Award and was turned into a book for “its excellence and the high impact of its contents.” The thesis analysed the techno-economic competitiveness of photovoltaic (PV) systems in providing reactive power support and proposed practical algorithms to optimise the PV power dispatch.

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) featured me in Inaugural NUS PhD e-Open Day 2020. The aim of the e-Open Day was to showcase all the diverse PhD programmes in NUS to prospective PhD students from all over the world.


A research led by my colleague (which I am a part of), Carlos D. Rodríguez-Gallegos, was featured in Sciencedaily, alongside more than 100 news sites, including Forbes, NewScientist, and PV Magazine. The work, published in Joule, has shown that bifacial solar panels with single-axis trackers can generate electricity at the lowest cost in most parts of the world.

Vanity Fair Global Goals List

It was an honour for me to be part of the Vanity Fair and One Young World Global Goals List representing SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy. The list includes Richard Branson, Jane Goodall, and Ellie Goulding.

BP Advancing Energy Scholar

I was featured as one of the 30 people sponsored by BP to attend 2019 One Young World Summit in London. The scholars are young leaders who are focused on advancing the energy transition, creating low carbon businesses, and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

St. Gallen Symposium

My interview when I attended St. Gallen Symposium as a Leader of Tomorrow. I was invited to participate because of my work in electrifying rural communities through Alva Energi.

Indonesia Mengglobal

Indonesia Mengglobal interviewed me as an Indonesian diaspora who returned to develop Indonesia from within. In the interview, I talked about how my internship in Brazil sparked my interest in the energy industry and about my journey in starting Alva Energi.

University of Oxford Society of Indonesia

The feature is about my Ph.D research presentation at Bimasena, one of the most prestigious energy society in Indonesia, to stakeholders in the Indonesian energy industry. The audience includes Prof. Subroto, other Indonesian ex ministers, members and friends of the Oxford society.

Indonesian Embassy in Singapore

The Indonesian Embassy publication featured my first solar energy community project in Geranting island. The project was supported by the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore as well as many individuals through crowdfunding. This project prompted the founding of Alva Energi.

Singapore International Foundation

Our project on improving the livelihood and productivity of Indonesian salt farmers was shortlisted to the top 15 in Young Social Entepreneurs 2016 programme of Singapore International Foundation.

Hertford College, University of Oxford

While I was in Oxford, I started a social enterprise society called Enactus Oxford. One of the projects was called Streetview Oxford: alternative tours of the touristic Oxford guided by homeless people.

Oxford Mail

The Oxford Mail articles are about Streetview Oxford, a project I started with friends at Enactus Oxford. Anthony Ralph, our tour guide, was featured in both articles as he conducted the tour for local councillors and international tourists.