Media - Smarter electrification: providing energy isn't enough

Dr Sebastian Thomas of the Sustainability Science Lab at the University of Melbourne discusses his work on the Indonesian island of Morotai, in partnership with Institut Teknologi Bandung and researchers from Monash University and Paramadina University

The Indonesian government is committed to providing energy to all citizens by 2020. It isn't going to be easy for a 5,150km-long archipelago where more than 65 million people, many in remote communities, currently go without. An Australia-Indonesia Centre project is working to identify the opportunities and challenges in meeting the real needs of these communities.