Hardiv Situmeang received an Ir. (Engineer degree) in Electrical Power Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia, March 1976; M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA, June 1985; and D.Sc (Doctor of Science) degree in System Science and Mathematics from School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, May 1993.
He is currently Member of Scientific Board of the Agency of Research & Development Centre for Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia; Member of Indonesia National Research Council; Member of Indonesia National Climate Change Advisory Board; Member of Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) Advisory Board, Tokyo, Japan; Member of External Advisory Board of the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; and Member of Indonesian Delegation for the COP, the CMP (Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol), and the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
He was the Chairman of the Indonesian National Committee-World Energy Council (KNI-WEC) from 2003 to 2015. He was the Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) from 19 August 2011 to 19 July 2014; a Senior Advisor to the Indonesia State Electricity Corporation-PT PLN (PERSERO) from 2003 to 2009; and Planning Director from 1998 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2003, responsible for corporate plan, power system expansion planning, analysis and evaluation of corporate performances as well as corporate information system.
Prior to these, he was the 1st General Manager of Transmissions and Java-Bali Control Centre, Indonesia State Electricity Corporation-PT PLN (Persero), responsible for power system operations and control, transmissions and substations system developments including SCADA and telecommunication system developments, as well as its operation and maintenance, and energy transaction. He also conceptualized and led a comprehensive change management initiative to transform the organization into an efficient and autonomous business unit of PLN, and established an internal management performance monitoring system in 1997.
His main interests are Energy and Climate Change on Mitigation Actions to support Sustainable Energy Development; Long-term Energy Planning, Power System Planning, Operations and Control; Legal, Financing, Operational and Technical aspects in Commercial Engagements of Power Project. At present, focusing on Energy and Climate Change issues particularly on Long-term Decarbonization of Power Sector.
His professional memberships are: (i) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE): IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Control Systems Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society; (ii) American Mathematical Society (AMS); and (iii) Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).