• 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. 


JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The Directorate General for New, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG NREEC) launched the first edition of the “Renewable Energy Guidelines on Biomass/Biogas Power Project Development in Indonesia” on 5 June 2014 at the 3rd INDONESIA EBTKE CONNEX 2014.
The RE Guidelines portray the administrative procedures for developing a biomass/biogas power plant in Indonesia and focus on the needs of project developers, investors and other actors involved in the development of RE power projects as independent power producers (IPP). The RE Guidelines are an easy-to-access and regularly updated tool, which includes complete information on the ideal RE project development cycle in Indonesia.
Since October 2014, a revised Feed-in-Tariff for biogas and biomass power plant project is enacted as per Ministerial Regulation of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources No. 27/2014. In the regulation, several new processes and licenses e.g biomass/biogas producer appointment is introduced. Hence, the “Renewable Energy Guidelines on Biomass/Biogas Power Project Development in Indonesia” is revised taking into account the new ministerial regulation.   


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
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