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Policy Advisory

ICED II aims to improve the governance of clean energy development in Indonesia, with an emphasis on establishing an effective policy, regulatory and incentive environment for low-emission growth in the energy sector. ICED II project will be partnering with both the Central Government and several Local Governments. Further, it aims to provide assistance and advisory services to the GOI in identifying and overcoming gaps in the climate change mitigation and energy planning frameworks/ processes within the energy sector, and in formulating/refining relevant regulations and policies more conducive of successful implementation of emission reduction plan and rapid development of clean energy project. Key activity areas:

  • Increase Capacity for Low Emissions Energy Sector Planning and Implementation
  • Policy and Regulatory Reform Support for Clean Energy Project Development

Technical Assistance

ICED’s success is partly measured by increased investment in, and contributions from, renewable energy and energy efficiency. It aims to increase mobilization of private and public investment from both domestic and foreign funding into the clean energy sphere that will result in direct leverage, emission reduction and energy access, as well as to stimulate innovation and development of clean energy technologies to sustain growth within the sector.

Through its network of Indonesian and US-based experts, ICED is helping to advance small-scale hydro power plants, solar PV, biomass and biogas, and wind power projects throughout Indonesia. Through its partner banks and financial institutions, ICED is increasing the availability of “green financing” to the clean energy sector. ICED works on projects at all stages of development (i.e., planned, under development, financial closure, commissioning and operating). ICED supports a pipeline of over 100 clean energy projects throughout Indonesia. Key activity areas:

  • Advanced Project Development and Investment Promotion
  • Increased Local Capacity of Science, Technology, Innovation and Human Resource for Clean Energy Growth

Sustainable Finance

In 2014, Financial Services Authority or Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) released a Roadmap on Sustainable Finance in Indonesia (2015-2019). The roadmap stated that one amongst the important objective of sustainable finance policy in Indonesia is to increase green portfolio of Indonesian financial institutions (FIs). In addition to this, sustainable finance policy aims to improve the ability of the financial institutions to integrate environmental and social risk management in their business process. The implementation of sustainable finance in financial institutions is expected to promote sustainable growth in Indonesia.

USAID ICED II has been providing technical assistance, advisory services, and capacity building to clean energy project developers/sponsors, banks and financial institutions, and equipment suppliers and service providers. Training series on ESRA is part of the activity that supports OJK to implement the Indonesia Sustainable Finance Road Map (2019-2023).

Capacity Bulding

ICED builds the capacity of clean energy development stakeholders, including national and regional governments, and non-government and private entities – financial institutions, utilities, project developers, and others – on the development of clean energy and greenhouse gas mitigation. The main objective is to build their internal capacity in conducting proper assessment of clean energy projects, increase their clean energy portfolio and endorse diverse project financing mechanisms for clean energy projects.

ICED increases stakeholders awareness and understanding on energy management; renewable energy grid integration; energy efficiency; energy access; waste management; fuel subsidy reform; and public transport. Further, the capacity building also focuses on the science and technology advancements in the relevant area of clean energy, such as energy planning, modeling and integration. ICED activities include workshops, training, international study tours, focus group discussions, seminars, handbooks and tools distribution, videos, success stories, etc.