• Pilot Project for On-grid Photovoltaics

    We are conducting solar PV pilot projects in East Indonesia, where diesel fuel is still widely used for electricity generation. 

  • Pilot Project in Biomass
    Pilot Project in Biomass

    Indonesia has by far the highest palm oil production in the world, with huge amounts of agro-industrial waste left unexploited.

Welcome to LCORE website

LCORE stands for Promotion of Least Cost Renewables in Indonesia. The LCORE project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by the GIZ Renewable Energy Program Indonesia in cooperation with the Indonesian Directorate General of New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG-NREEC).

LCORE promotes the use of renewables in areas where renewables can be applied cost efficiently. In this context, LCORE operates in three fields of activities: (1) utilization of biomass waste from the agricultural industry for power generation, (2) replacement of diesel fuel through grid-connection of renewables as well as (3) new application and models for off grid renewables.

The project is part of the International Climate Initiative (ICI). BMU supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

  • Testimonial 1
  • Testimonial 2


LCORE focuses on certain target areas. From waste-to-energy to Diesel substitution.



Contributing to strengthen the capacity of relevant renewable energy stakeholders in Indonesia.


Application Areas

LCORE concentrates on Pilot Projects, Policy Advice, Monitoring and Evaluation and Capacity Development. 


The general idea of the LCORE-INDO approach is to bring policy advisory and project implementation together in order to provide for a broad and sustainable development of the Indonesian RE sector.

This approach is carried out in the three main application areas and comprises a comprehensive stakeholder involvement such as governmental institutions and the private sector. Based upon cost benefit assessments and the consideration of greenhouse gas abatement costs, the most favorable RE solutions are identified and implemented while strengthening the capacity of relevant RE stakeholders in Indonesia. The implementation strategy aims to enable the stakeholders to formulate implementation oriented policies, guidelines and to develop support programs to promote the use of renewable energy efficiently.

In each application area, activities will be structured according to the following steps:

Studies provide a realistic assessment of the technical and economic potential of RE and the associated CO2 reduction potential and demonstrate approaches on how it can be expanded further.
Pilot projects demonstrate the feasibility of the applied technologies and business models.
Through seminars and training measures relevant stakeholders are informed about the results of studies and pilot projects, become familiar with RE technologies and business models and thereby can identify their potential and built their capacity.
Action plans and best practice guidelines for the dissemination of demonstrated technologies and business models are developed in collaboration with public and private actors, in order to bring all relevant stakeholders together.
A monitoring and evaluation system is established, which contributes to continuous improvement of policies, guidelines and support programs, and incorporates the results into the development of a Monitoring Reporting Verification (MRV) system for the energy sector in Indonesia.


Contact Information

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Promotion of Least Cost Renewables (LCORE) in Indonesia

c/o Directorate General for New, Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation (DG NREEC),
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources 5th Floor
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 1A, Cikini
Jakarta 10320 

Tel:  +62 21 391 9971
Fax: +62 21 391 9976
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.