Indonesia: Scaling Up Renewable Energy Access in Eastern Indonesia

Sovereign Project | 45274-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Tharakan, Pradeep J. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Indonesia
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy
Project Name Scaling Up Renewable Energy Access in Eastern Indonesia
Project Number 45274-001
Country Indonesia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8287-INO: Scaling Up Renewable Energy Access in Eastern Indonesia
ATF - Norway TA Grant US$ 1.00 million
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The government has accepted the least cost electrification plan for Sumba, and is now embarking on a nation-wide least cost electrification plan using renewables (focused on eastern Indonesia) under its "Indonesia Tarang" program. The government is also planning to issue tariff incentives for wind and solar PV plants I the near term
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

A detailed energy access plan for Sumba has been prepared and includes: (1) a survey of renewable energy resources, and (2) a least cost electrification plan. Further a review of the nation-wide context for rural electrification with a specific focus on findings from Sumba has been completed and published by ADB

Preliminary preparation of investment projects in the area of wind, solar PV and biomass is complete.

Training programs and support to enhance the quality of the government's energy access programs have been completed

A report on Indonesia's electrification targets, programs and need for reform has been prepared which is serving as a basis for an ongoing dialogue with the government for a detailed action plan, investment targets and regulatory work. This work was completed in Q1/2016

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

ADB participated in the Steering Committee meeting and Sixth Plenary Meeting of the Sumba Iconic Island Workshop, held in Sanur, Bali on March 10-13, 2014. ADB had the opportunity to present its 2014 workplan to stakeholders, which includes continuing work on geospatial mapping and least cost electricity planning, and preparing an Investors Forum for Sumba Island. ADB's assistance in developing a monitoring & evaluation framework and conducting capacity buding trainings were discussed at length in the plenary meeting and given feedback regarding their integration with local government procedures. New programs under ADB's TA were also presented to participants for feedback including a new Output-Based Aid program to pilot solar mini-grid systems and a wind resource survey.

ADB participated in the plenary meetings held in October 2014 and March 2015. Owing to the lack of a suitable regulatory framework for cost-recovery by private sector energy service providers in off-grid contexts, ADB in consultation with the government decided not to proceed with the solar PV mini-grid pilot activity.

Between March 2015 and December 2015, the focus of the TA was on development of a national electrification action and roll out plan, which will combine elements relating to institutional reform, geo-spatial planning, budgetary processes, and innovative financing and implementation models.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services About 131 person-months of consulting services (18 person-months of international consultants and 113 person-months of national consultants) will be engaged through a firm. The international consulting firm, together with the national consultants, will be hired through quality- and cost-based selection (quality cost ratio of 90:10) on the basis of a full technical proposal. The international consultants will include the following: (i) renewable energy specialist team leader, (ii) distribution engineer, (iii) micro hydro specialist, (iv) small wind energy specialist, (v) renewable energy finance specialist, (vii) procurement specialist, and (viii) capacity development specialist. National consultants will have expertise that complements the international experts and support them in their work. The national team will also include (i) a carbon finance specialist, (ii) community development facilitators to help with project implementation and ongoing community engagement, and (iii) an office manager. The selected firm should be able to demonstrate expertise in other areas such as solar photovoltaics, biogas, and liquid biofuels for small-scale power generation, all of which may be considered for expanding the terms of reference in the future.
Procurement All equipment will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time), and will be turned over to the executing agency upon TA completion.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tharakan, Pradeep J.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Mines and Energy
Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 18
Jakarta Pusat 10110


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8287-INO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2012 10 Jan 2013 10 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 12 Dec 2012 1,856,383.57

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