Support to the Integration of Renewable Energy
Indonesia currently has 6% renewable energy in the primary energy mix, but has policy target to increase this to 23% by year 2025. Additionally, Indonesia is striving to increase electrification, since currently only 84% of the population has access to electricity.
Since 2013, the Danish Embassy has through the Environmensal Support Programme (ESP3) supported the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Directorate General of New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation. Further, a Memorandum of Understanding between MEMR and the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate was signed in October 2015. The purpose of the MOU is to strengthen the Indonesian and Danish energy sector cooperation. Also, further strenghten the government to government cooperation via a new Strategic Sector Cooperation, SSC. The SSC has three main work streams: energy modelling, integration of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The SSC is a three year programme from 2016-2018 which involves a component on integration of renewable energy where Denmark is contributing with technical assistance, policy assistance and practical experiences. The support given to renewable energy integration particularly focus on strengthening the integration of wind power into the power system in Indonesia.
The first commercial wind farm projects are currently being developed in Indonesia. The projects are in the range of 20-70 MW and expected to be online within 1½-2 years. The development of the first wind projects in Indonesia is however a challeging process for the governmental institutions in Indonesia. In this regards, MEMR has to ensure that they establish policies and regulatory measures that will help accelerate wind power in Indonesia. Likewise, the state-owned electricity company, PLN, which operates the electricity network, evaluates and approves which incoming wind projects can be accepted for grid connection while still maintaining a secure and balanced electricity system.
The novelty of wind power integration in both MEMR and PLN has raised concerns over how to handle the development of wind power in Indonesia and how to ensure a smooth integration of wind power into the transmission/distribution network.
Denmark had 42% of the electricity demand covered by wind power in 2015 and despite a very high wind power penetration, Denmark has managed and secured a very high level of security of supply. Danish experiences and lessons learned with integrating wind power and other renewable energy sources into the power system can be shared and transferred to Indonesian stakeholders and counterparts.
The DEA's experience with policies and regulations for implementing renewable energy will be useful to support MEMR with tools to accelerate renewable energy, notably wind power in Indonesia.
Denmark has extended knowledge and experiences with using a combination of different tools, including interconnectors, flexibility measures, operational planning tools and electricity market mechanisms, to succesfully integrate fluctating renewable energy sources into the electricity grid. The cooperation with Indonesia on renewable energy integration will therefore further assist PLN with technical knowledge to address PLN's challenges and tasks with granting grid connection to wind power plants and operating the electricity grid with fluctuating renewable energy sources simultaneously.
The consultant will assist DEA on writing a report on "Wind Power Integration Into The Power System". The report will include the following topics, where the contribution from the consultancy to the report will mainly be on topic D, E, F and G:
A. Historical development of wind power in Denmark
B. Power generation from wind turbines
C. Policy and regulatory measures for integrating wind power in Denmark
D. Operation and balancing the power system with wind power production in Denmark
E. Power system flexibility for integration of wind power in Denmark
F. Grid connection to wind power plants
G. Integration of photovoltaics
The consultant will also participate in work sessions in Indonesia on integrating fluctating renewable energy into the power system. The work sessions will be based on topics in the report "Wind Power Integration Into The Power System".
Finally, the consultant will partly participate in a study tour for the Indonesian counterpart(s) to Denmark where the consultant shall organise a 1 day workshop on Danish experiences with operating the electricity grid and integrating renewable energy into the power system including a site visit to a grid operation control room.
The consultancy services will require that the consultant can deliver and contribute to the chapters of the report on "Wind Power Integration Into The Power System" by June-August 2016 and provide comments to the overall report in late August 2016. Likewise, it is required that the consultant can participate in work sessions on wind power integration in Jakarta in September 2016 and host a 1-day workshop as part of a study tour to Denmark in November 2016.
Maximum budget: DKK 500,000
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2016, at 16:00, 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.
Contact point: Royal Danish Embassy in Indonesia
Name of Programme Officer: Jacob Stensdal Hansen
Telephone of Programme Officer: +62 (21) 576 1478
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.