Jakarta: The National Energy Council (DEN) has classified Indonesia as "resilient" in energy on the basis of the energy resilience index gauged from several indicators.
"Alhamdulillah (thank God), our score (in energy resilience) is categorized as resilient. Our score is 6.44," DEN's Secretary General, Djoko Siswanto, noted in a statement here on Friday.
The assessment of indicators was based on the four key aspects of availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability, according to Siswanto.
It also took into account the type of energy used by the public, infrastructure, the level of energy utilization, and the environment.
Assessment of the energy resilience index was based on the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method.
"Some methods are available to measure the energy resilience, one of them being the AHP that uses software expert choice based on inputs from (energy) experts," he expounded.
The index score of 8-10 is indicative of highly resilient, 6-7.99 translates to resilient, while a score of 4-5.99 points to being less resilient. A score of 2-3.99 indicates a vulnerable condition while 0-1.99 means highly vulnerable.
"From time to time, our energy resilience score has continued to improve. In 2016, we received a score of 6.38, 6.40 in 2017, and 6.44 in 2018," he noted.
The government has used the assessment to identify the direction of energy policy and issues hindering national energy supply, as well as help the government to formulate measures to boost Indonesia's energy resilience and achieve the target outlined in the National Energy Policy (KEN). (antara)