Indonesia

The Indonesia-Denmark Energy Partnership Programme (INDODEPP) spans five years, from 2020-2025. The partnership is guided by a key objective of fulfilling the Indonesian energy target of 23% renewable energy share in the energy system by 2025.

Indonesia is experiencing a swift economic growth, creating a new and higher demand for energy. Pursuing the energy target requires tapping into the renewable energy potential of Indonesia. Working with our partners across the Indonesian government allows for both horizontal and vertical dialogues and cooperation. We work on three main areas where the Danish experiences from our own transition can support the Indonesian transition.

  • Scenario-based long-term energy plans and regulation
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Energy efficiency

The programme is supported by the Danish Embassy in Jakarta helping the day to day work and dialogue with Indonesian partner institutions. Indonesian partners of the programme include a wide range of institutions:

  • Ministry of Energy, Minerals and Resources
  • Directorate General for New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
  • Directorate General of Electricity
  • National Energy Council (NEC)
  • The State Electricity Company (PLN)
  • Regional energy planning offices (Dinas ESDM)

Approach

Both short- and long-term energy planning could entail momentous renewable energy expansions. This while providing secure affordable and sustainable energy necessitates a coherent transition where national energy plans are enforced on local levels. To accommodate this transition, the Danish Energy Agency is partnering with authorities across the institutional spectrum. Engaging in regulatory dialogues, our approach seeks to inform and assist our partners and the effort to limit climate damaging emissions.

We work with both national and local energy planning actors through our various partners in Indonesia. The national energy planning embraces the visions and foundations for local planning. Our projects with national energy authorities cover framework and processes for energy governance within program relevant areas. Our local projects takes a more practical approach where activities such as prefeasibility studies and seminars help to conduct the necessary footwork to realise renewable energy projects.

How the programme supports a green transition

Indonesia is home to plentiful renewable energy sources. As such, there is not a technical limitation to meet the power demand towards 2025 and onwards. The Danish expertise lies in providing input on efficient transition measures based on either hard-learned or best-practice examples from Denmark.

In a nutshell, the programme is driven by the Indonesian efforts to improve the energy system while decarbonizing energy consumption. More specifically, each of our three main areas of cooperation are subject to specific projects. The partnership produces a range of subject-specific products tailored to enhance sustainability of the energy system. Below is a few examples of our ongoing projects and established products:

  • To increase wind energy in Indonesia a pilot wind tender should be established by the end of the programme. Through the dialogue with our partners, an optimal tender model is chosen and is due to take place in 2025.
  • Technology catalogue creates a foundation and reference for energy planning. The latest update is from 2020 and can be downloaded here
  • Guideline for prefeasibility studies helps partners responsible for the early phases of energy projects. It also aims to communicate the process behind projects such as our prefeasibility study on Lombok
  • Regional Energy Outlooks (1. North Sulawesi and Gorontalo 2. Riau 3. South Kalimantan and 4. Lombok) lay out how different energy scenarios can play out, depending on given energy development pathways

You can see the list of our publications on the bottom of this page.

 

Indonesian-Danish Cooperation

Anders Kruse
Advisor (+45) 3392 6643