Renewable Energy Resource Mapping in Indonesia


In order to achieve national targets for universal electricity access and speed up the expansion of sustainable renewable power generation, the Government of Indonesia and the national utility (PLN) requested the support of the World Bank and ESMAP’s Renewable Energy Resource Mapping Initiative in exploring the potential of renewable energy resources.

The project will initially focus on small hydropower: existing stream data will be reviewed to identify information gaps and identify sites for further screening and investigation. The project will build on previous efforts for the assessment of renewable energy potential and electrification funded by the World Bank (ASTAE-AusAID-ESMAP), ADB, AusAid, Norwegian Government, USAID and others.

The resource mapping activity is part of a broader World Bank program of technical assistance that will assist in the implementation of the 1,000 Island Electrification Program via scaling up renewable energy, resource mapping, geospatial planning and capacity building of key stakeholders. Further information can be found in a briefing note on Renewable Energy-Based Geospatial Least-Cost Electrification Planning.

Project Details

Project approved: June 2013
Expected completion: March 2017
ESMAP funding allocated: $770,000
Total project funding: $870,000
Project lead: Tendai Gregan
Primary government counterpart: Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN, the national power utility)
Project ID: P145273
Scope: Small hydro


Solar mapping:
NEW: GIS data
NEW: Solar Resource and Photovoltaic Potential Report
Small hydro mapping:
Phase 1 Outputs:
Inception Report


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