Personal Statement

M y work and research focus on the energy transition and centres on economic, finance, and management. My current research projects included exploring the energy transition in Indonesia and comparisons with other countries around the world. I have other research projects ongoing with team members in Indonesia and India (with International Institute for Sustainable Development – IISD and Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center – PYC). I have presented my research globally around the world in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Africa and Asia. I have experience working with many different types of stakeholders, from international institutions, energy companies and local stakeholders and this stakeholder analysis is another area of focus of mine. Having to focus on the energy transition globally, my research area has been expanded to the environmental and energy sustainability.

C urrently I am an Energy Policy Consultant at the International Institution for Sustainable Development (IISD) focusing on energy and environmental taxation (both fossil fuel and renewable energy) and policy, as well as energy transition issues. Currently, I am also a Visiting Lecturer at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Mozambique. In the past, I have extensive work experience from across the energy sector, working for international energy companies (CNOOC and Husky), global accountants and consultancies (EY) and international institutions (the Energy Charter Secretariat-ECS).

Personal Details

QUALIFICATIONS

2020 – PhD in Energy Economics, Policy & Management (Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee)

2013 – Master of Sciences in Oil and Gas Management (School of Energy, Construction and Environment, Coventry University)

2008 – BA in Accounting (Distinction 3.84 of 4.00 – Universitas Padjadjaran)

Current Occupation

Nov 2020 – Current: Energy Policy Consultant at International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada

Sept 2019 – Current: Visiting Lecturer at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

August 2021 – January 2022:  Research Fellow at Purnomo Yusgiantoro Centre, Jakarta Indonesia

Skills

Language: English (Fluent)

97%

Bahasa Indonesia (Native)

100%

Javanese Traditional Language (Native)

100%

Ms Office

90%

Computer: Qualitative Analytical Software NVivo

90%

Statistical Analysis Software SPSS

98%

Energy Modelling Software LEAP

85%

List of Publications of Theresia B Sumarno

A2. Book Review & Working Papers

  1. Heffron, R.J., Körner, M.F., Sumarno,T., Wagner. J, Weibelzahl.M., and Fridgen. M. (2021). How Different Electricity Pricing Systems Affect the Energy Trilemma: Assessing Indonesia’s Electricity Market Transition. Asian Development Bank. (Published)
  2. Sumarno, T. Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: An International Law Response. Vernon JC Rive, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. (2019). ISBN: 978 1 78536 088 6. (Book Review Submitted)

A3. Journals Published

Published

  1. Heffron, R., Körner, M., Sumarno, T., Wagner, J., Weibelzahl, M., Fridgen, Gilbert. (2021). How different electricity pricing systems affect the energy trilemma: Assessing Indonesia’s electricity market transition. Energy Economics, p. 105663. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105663
  2. Heffron, R., Halbrügge, S., Körner, M., Obeng-Darko, N., Sumarno, T., Wagner, J., & Weibelzahl, M. (2021). Justice in solar energy development. Solar Energy, 218, 68-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.01.072
  3. Sumarno, T., Bachtiar, A., & Jati, A. (2020). Accelerating the Economic Recovery in Indonesia Post Covid-19: Justice in the Energy Transition. Global Energy Law And Sustainability, 1(2), 140-148. https://doi.org/10.3366/gels.2020.0018
  4. Qurbani, I., Sumarno, T., & Cassy, R. (2020). Regional Economic Development Strategy: Increasing Local Generated Domestic Revenue of the Regional-Owned Enterprises in the Oil and Gas Sector. Brawijaya Law Journal, 7(1), 70-81. https://doi.org/10.21776/ub.blj.2020.007.01.05

A4. Energy Transition Report & Policy Paper

Published

  1. Viswanathan, B., Viswamohanan, A., Aggarwal, P., Narayanaswamy, D., Geddes, A., Sumarno, T.B., Schmidt, M., Beaton, C., Goel, S., Dutt, A., Ganesan, K. (2021). India Energy Transitions – Mapping India’s Energy Subsidies 2021: Time for renewed support to clean energy. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Geneva.
  2. Sumarno, T., Laan, T. (2021). Taxing coal to hit the goals: a simple way for Indonesia to reduce carbon emissions. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Geneva
  3. Sumarno, T., Sanchez, L. (2021). Achieving Fossil-Free Recovery in Indonesia: How Indonesia can address COVID-19 and green targets?. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Geneva
  4. Sumarno, T., Sanchez, L. (2021). Financing Green Recovery From Fossil Fuel Taxation and Subsidy Reform. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Geneva

Review & Drafting in Progress  – Energy Policy Paper

  1. Hendriwardani, M., Sumarno, T., Hohenberger, L. Achieving Fossil-Free Recovery in Indonesia: Incentivising the Renewable Energy Sectors through Public Finance. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Geneva (Expected to be published in January 2022)
  2. Sumarno, T.B., Gass, P. Achieving Fossil-Free Recovery in Indonesia: Ensuring Justice in the Energy Transition. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Geneva (Expected to be published in January 2022)

A.5 Professional Reports

  1. Annual Report – 2018, 2019 & 2020 – Energy Investment Risk Assessment

Energy Charter Secretariat – Contribution for its Methodology Chapter and its quantitative analysis.

Report is available online:

https://energycharter.org/what-we-do/investment/energy-investment-risk-assessment-eira/ https://eira.energycharter.org/data/methodology.html

A.6 Op-Ed

Sumarno, T., Laan, T. (2021). Want to put a price on CO2? Start with a coal tax. Jakarta Post. Indonesia.

Teaching Experiences

2019 – Current

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
A Visiting Lecturer for 2 Modules
(1) Supply Chain Management in the Energy Industry
(2) Project Development in the Energy Industry
(3) Energy Market and Trades

  • Prepared & developed all the teaching material for the class, including the group exercise
  • Marked & examined the students’ coursework & group presentations
  • Marked the students’ examination sheets
  • Supervised the students for research topic areas & students’ dissertation project

2020 & 2021

University of St. AndrewsSchool of Management
Academic Tutor for Financial Accounting Module (Undergraduate)

  • Prepared some sheets guidance for students to get a better understanding on Financial Accounting
  • Assisted and explained the process in Financial Accounting
  • Assessed students group presentations for marking purposes

2016, 2017, 2019 & 2020

Centre for Energy, Petroleum, & Mineral Law & Policy,University of Dundee
Teaching Assistant for Petroleum and Mineral Taxation Module (CP52009)

Prepared the material for a week teaching class, taught the class for specified chapters, preliminary assessed students’ group works & essays, and provided preliminary guidance and supervision to students for their research paper.
In 2019 I completed the Learning to Teach in the Higher Education United Kingdom
Courses Completed:

  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Planning Your Teaching/Supporting Your Students
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Reflection and Next Step

Current Research Projects

2020/2021

– Research Projects with International Institute for Sustainable Development

  1. Taxing coal to hit the goals: a simple way for Indonesia to reduce carbon emissions
  2. Achieving Fossil-Free Recovery in Indonesia: How Indonesia can address COVID-19 and green targets?.
  3. Achieving Fossil-Free Recovery in Indonesia: Incentivising the Renewable Energy Sectors through Public Finance
  4. Achieving Fossil-Free Recovery in Indonesia: Ensuring Justice in the Energy Transition

2020/2021

Exploring Indonesia’s Energy Policy Failures through the JUST Framework

Research Collaboration with Dr. Widhyawan Prawiraatmadja
*)independent research project

2021/2022

Gender in the Energy Transition in ASEAN and G7

Research Project with Purnomo Yusgiantoro Centre

Industry – Professional Experiences

VIDEOS

Countdown to COP26: Phase Out Coal  8:53

Countdown to COP26, in just ten days, world leaders will meet in Glasgow for the crucial cop26 climate summit, to accelerate action on the goal of limiting global warming to 1,5 degrees celsius as set in the 2015 Paris agreement.

Watch on Metro Global Network

The 43rd IAEE International Conference  1:36

Networking at the 43rd IAEE International Conference

Watch on YouTube

@IA4EE 3:20

Theresia Betty Sumarno from the University of Dundee shares an insight on her research on coal bed methane development in #Indonesia.

Watch on Twitter

MGA positioned Natural Gas 30:08

MGA positioned Natural Gas as a Clean and Efficient Energy Source at a Regional Energy Conference

Watch on YouTube

Consultancy/Research Analyst Experience

2020

ASEAN Centre for Energy
ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT Project)

Reviewed and Analysed the ACCEPT Project and its impact on ASEAN countries.
Conducted survey and interviews with stakeholders (35 stakeholders across ASEAN including International Institutions)

2020

University of Bayreuth
Visiting Researcher

Reviewed and Analysed the ACCEPT Project and its impact on ASEAN countries.
Conducted survey and interviews with stakeholders (35 stakeholders across ASEAN including International Institutions)

2019-2020

The Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mining Law Studies
Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia


– A joint research project with the Universitas Brawijaya on Government Intervention in the Oil and Gas Sector in Indonesia.
– Paper Title: Challenges in the Government’s Intervention in the Management of Oil and Gas Sector in Indonesia

2015

National Exploration Committee
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia
Policy Analyst

Reviewed and Analysed the ACCEPT Project and its impact on ASEAN countries.
Conducted survey and interviews with stakeholders (35 stakeholders across ASEAN including International Institutions)

Fellowship

2021 - Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium Research Fellow

A project under the Investment Unit Department to assess the energy investment risk in participating countries.

2021 - Data and Risk Assessment Analyst (Fellowship)

Gathered data, worked in a team developing to improve the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) methodology and quantifying data from Orbis Cross Border Investment.

November 2018-March 2019 - The United Nations (UN) & University of Dundee Research Assistant & Project Leader

  • A project on Energy Law & Climate Change, led by Professor Raphael J Heffron.
  • Managed the team (of 14), solved technical issues related to software/program being applied in the project, gathered data, developed database, and submitted report for the UN.

June 2017-October 2017 - Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium Research Fellow

A project under the Investment Unit Department to assess the energy investment risk in participating countries.

June 2017-October 2017 - Data and Risk Assessment Analyst (Fellowship)

Gathered data, worked in a team developing the analysis method of the Energy Investment Risk Assessment for participating countries, analysed the data quantitatively and created graph for the report (see Publications Section).

LIST OF TRAININGS

1

2018 - Centre for Energy, Petroleum, & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee

A trainee on “Gas Sales and Purchase Agreements” Trainer: Professor Dennis Stickley
2

2018 - Centre for Energy, Petroleum, & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee

A trainee on “Oil and Gas Joint Venture Agreements” Trainer: Jon Suller and Norrie Stanley
3

2015 - Conference Connection, Singapore Production Sharing Contracts & International Petroleum

Course Directors: Daniel Johnston and David Johnston
4

2013 - Global Environmental Managers Ltd. United Kingdom Awarded the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

(IOSH) Certificate
5

2012 - Indonesia Professional Development Center, Batam, Indonesia

A trainee on “Work Program & Budget, Plan of Development and Financial Quarterly Report in the Petroleum Industry”
6

2010 - Indocita, Bandung, Indonesia

A trainee on “Production Sharing Contract and Cost Recovery Mechanism”

AWARDS

2015 - 2020

Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education
Awardee Scholarship from the Government of Indonesia for pursuing Doctoral Degree.

February 2019

Society of Petroleum Engineers
Top winner of the Bursary Award 2018/2019
https://www.spe-aberdeen.org/spe-aberdeen-2019-student-bursary-award-winners-announced/

2017

Society of Petroleum Engineers
Award was given to the University of Dundee as a high commendable University when I was leading as a President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers with a special mention to Theresia Betty Sumarno.
(Award certificate is in the showcase on the 1st floor of Carnegie Building).
https://www.spe-aberdeen.org/congratulations-to-all-our-spe-regional-and-section-award-winners/

GRANTS

July 2019

Grants given by the Purnomo Yusgiantoro Research Centre (based in Indonesia) to attend the Student Energy Summit 2019 in London.

May 2019

Grants given by the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) to attend the 42nd International Conference “Local Energy, Global Market” in Montreal Canada.

March 2019

Travel Grants given by UK Energy Research Centre & Imperial College
To attend the second Increasing Visibility of Underrepresented Groups in Energy (IVUGER) event in Hampstead, London. (see Conferences & Meetings Section)
Only selected people attended this event from all over the U.K and Northern Ireland.

November 2018

Travel Grants given by UK Energy Research Centre & Imperial College
To attend the first Increasing Visibility of Underrepresented Groups in Energy (IVUGER) event at Imperial College, London. (see Conferences & Meetings Section)
Only selected people attended this event from all over the U.K and Northern Ireland.