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Expert Assistance to Indonesian Grid Code for All Type of On-Grid Generators

Expert Assistance to Discuss & Improve Indonesian Grid Code for All Types of On-Grid Generators with a View to Add more Operational Flexibility

Indonesia and Denmark are cooperating through an Environmental Support Programme, with the current third programme phase (ESP3) running from 2013 to 2017. The overall ESP3 development objective is to support the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in reconciling economic growth with sustainable development through improved environmental management and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Danish government has likewise initiated a government to government cooperation with Indonesia on energy and energy efficiency to strengthen the partnership between the two countries. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the MEMR and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate on October 22, 2015. The objective of the Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) is to assist Indonesian government agencies and other relevant stakeholders in developing relevant policies, strategies and solutions to increase the electrification rate and to achieve the government’s long-term RE and EE objectives.

The Danish partner of the SSC program is the Danish Energy Agency and the main partners in Indonesia are the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) and the National Energy Council (NEC), who are both represented in the steering committee. Also, the Danish Energy Agency cooperates with the state-owned electricity company (PLN). The Consultancy must assist the Danish Energy Agency in the cooperation with the above-mentioned institutions with the purpose of enhancing the long-term energy planning through improvement of potential for wind integration and more generally facilitate transition of the electricity system to a greener version.

During the 2016 SSC cooperation with MEMR and other Indonesian stakeholders on RE integration, great interest in the Danish electricity system was shown. Grid codes for all types of generators have been mentioned numerous times as important facilitators for flexibility.

Given the ambitious Indonesian plans for installment of 35 GW of new generation capacity by 2019, it is a matter of urgency to introduce grid codes which require this new capacity to be flexible, thus enabling the accommodation of fluctuating renewables.

Indonesia has a very challenging electrical infrastructure with around 7,000 inhabited islands and large distances between islands. At this point only very few islands are connected to other islands through the grid network.

In the comprehensive report on RE Integration published early 2017 as an outcome of the 2016 work programme, there is a discussion of the purpose of grid codes as well as a suggested list of content. On the back of this section, MEMR has suggested to dedicate part of the 2017 work programme to an expert discussion of current Indonesian grid codes and how these may be improved. This discussion will be informed by Danish and EU experiences, bearing in mind that Denmark had a record high 42% of its electricity demand covered by wind in 2015.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct in-depth technical discussions of grid code requirements, based on best practice Danish and international experience. The technical discussions will be conducted between technical experts. The term “grid codes” covers connection codes for high voltage grids as well as distribution networks (<10MW plants). Advanced grid codes for wind farms are to be included (such as LVRT, reactive power compensation, transients, harmonics, protection schemes etc.).

It is expected that the assignment will produce the following deliverables:

1. A work programme for the 5 months period until end of 2017, clearly defining activities to be carried out and the associated timelines.

2. Gap Analysis of current grid codes for thermal power plants.

3. A Road Map for the development of Indonesian Grid Codes, outlining proposed changes and timelines for these.

4. Grid Code amendment application to proper authority, highlighting clauses proposed to be amended, proposed amendments and reasons why amendment is necessary.

5. Presentation to the Indonesian Grid Code Committee for detailed assessment of the application for amendment.

6. Grid code amendment approval by proper authority and updated grid code issued by the Indonesian Grid Code Committee.

7. A work programme of how the domestic capacity on technical requirements in the Indonesian Grid Code can be maintained beyond 2017, following termination of Danish support.

8. As an optional output: a 2-day study tour to Denmark to visit Energinet’s headquarter. Meetings following up on actions agreed, visit to Energinet’s control room etc.

The assignment will require an approximate of 6 weeks in Indonesia over a period of 5 calendar months, with a maximum budget of DKK 450,000 including reimbursable expenses.

Deadline for applications: 10 August 2017, at 18:00, Danish time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Applications received after the deadline shall be rejected.

Download application form here: http://um.dk/en/danida-en/business/contracts/short/contract-opportunitie/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=FCD3B378-9949-4C6D-BC56-8ACF4715BD95.

Contact point:
Name of Programme Officer: Emil Salim
E-mail address, Programme Officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone of Programme Officer: +62 (21) 5761478

Criteria for selection: A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender.


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