• 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. 


To improve renewable energy development in Indonesia, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) through Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG NREEC) launch guidelines on renewable energy sector, resulted from the energy cooperation with Germany, on Monday, 19 August 2015 at 4th EBTKE ConEx 2015 in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Jakarta.
The renewable energy guidelines on biomass/biogas power project in Indonesia (2nd edition) is updated according to the Ministerial Regulation – PERMEN (ESDM) no. 27/2014, which was issued specifically to incentivise biomass/biogas power plant project development. The RE Guideline highlights administrative procedures including requirements for project developers and investors, list legal and regulatory provisions as well as necessary permits. The guideline identifies country-specific challenges for project development, and give information on how to obtain financial closure. The RE Guideline is designed as close as possible to the needs of project developers and potential investors, to promote transparency and clearness in the RE projects’ pathway. It leads through the various procedures and help identifying risks embedded in each steps, so that proper mitigation measures can be designed and implemented.
The RE Guidelines 2nd Edition are available in English and Bahasa Indonesia and can be downloaded here


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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