The 31st SOME was opened by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources H.E. Jero Wacik at Bali International Convention Centre. Initiated by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Republic of Indonesia, the conference was attended by 200 delegates from 10 ASEAN member countries and 8 Dialogue Partners Countries including USA, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, India, New Zealand and Russia. This conference was also attended by representatives of energy organizations such as ACE, ASCOPE, HAPUA, and IEA. The meeting programme included a technical visit to the solar energy generator (PLTS) at Bangli Regency, Bali.