International Consultant for Advisor for Case Study on Renewable Energy Quota Calculation using RE Grid Integration in selected systems of Indonesia

Project Background
MENTARI (Menuju Transisi Energi Rendah Karbon) is a four-year programme that was officially launched in July 2020. The programme aims to deliver inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in Indonesia, by supporting the uptake of low carbon energy.

Led by the British Embassy Jakarta, MENTARI is implemented by Palladium International Indonesia in consortium with Castlerock Consulting and Hivos. The programme has a specific focus on developing the low carbon energy sector to best support the disadvantaged communities, and specifically those in eastern Indonesia. By working closely with the Government of Indonesia and other stakeholders to improve the enabling environment and drive investment, MENTARI will demonstrate the possibilities of low carbon energy for Indonesia's economic development, job creation and social inclusion while helping to mitigate climate and environmental impacts.

In mid-2020, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) anticipates an enactment of the Presidential Decree on Renewable Energy Tariff to accelerate renewable energy development in pursuit of a 23% target by 2025. This Presidential Decree will outline the general arrangement on electricity tariff for renewable energy, ranged from its technology grouping, period of pricing (based on economic payback time), tariff formulation and scheme. The latest draft of the decree also appoints MEMR as the responsible institution to determine the renewable energy quota. In previous regulations, PT PLN (Persero) or PLN is in charge through its electricity supply business plan (RUPTL).


The aims of the Provision of a Case Study on Renewable Energy Quota Calculation using RE Grid Integration in selected systems of Indonesia are:

  • 1. to demonstrate the methodology and approach proposed by MENTARI into an actual modelling process in the selected system as a prototype of the upcoming national RE quota calculation;
  • 2. to identify the constraints, the challenges, and the shortfall of doing this methodology for MEMR and PT PLN (Persero);
  • 3. to identify the number of quotas for the selected system with a minimum distance of largest unit, the largest unit, total investment cost, transition cost and electricity production cost; and
  • 4. to accelerate the development of renewable energy, especially variable renewable energy (solar PV and wind).

Scope of Work
The selected consultants will work closely with the selected national consultants and MENTARI team through a consultative collaboration with PT PLN (Persero) and Directorate-General for New Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation (DG NREEEC) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

The methodology, approach and process proposed in this study follows the Renewable Energy Grid Integration approach that was suggested in the renewable energy quota guideline (see APPENDIX 1), without any exception of the process. Any commercial or open-source tools are allowed; however, the familiarity of tools in PLN’s users are of advantages. Tools are also widely used for other similar purposes.

Further Scope of Work is set out in the Terms of Reference that can be downloaded.

Tender Details
MENTARI invites experienced International Consulting Companies to submit a proposal for advisor for Case Study on Renewable Energy Quota Calculation using RE Grid Integration in selected systems of Indonesia.

Your proposal can be submitted via email to no later than midnight 09 June 2021, 00:00 (GMT+7).

A clarification round for questions or inquiries is open from 17 - 21 May 2021. Please send any inquiries or clarifications you have via email to with a mandatory subject of email: ITT/MENTARI/001/2021. A clarification response will be shared with interested supplier and published on Palladium website on 25 May 2021.

Companies will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the Palladium Procurement Guidelines. Proposal received after the above deadline and failing to provide the requested information will not be considered.

Palladium reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposal without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds.


Thank you for sending us your clarification question. Please find our response to the clarification that can be accessed here.

There will be no second stage of clarification via email. Any follow up question submitted via email from today will not receive a respond. We look forward to receive your submission on due date.


Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia

Closing date:
9 June 2021