Indonesia: Bioenergy Social Environmental

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Indonesia: Bioenergy Social Environmental


The National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) for the period of 2025-2029 is a crucial stage within the National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN) for the period of 2025-2045. It serves as the starting point for the development targets outlined in the RPJPN. Moreover, the RPJMN 2025-2029 is a fundamental step in achieving the Vision 2045. The development of the RPJMN should be guided by the Sustainable Development paradigm, with a focus on balancing economic, environmental, and social aspects. Thus, Low Carbon Development is the approach that must be adopted. One of the main strategies towards this goal is through low-carbon and green economy development, by setting a net-zero emission (NZE) target for the transformation.

Indonesia is a major producer of fossil fuels, yet it relies heavily on imports to meet its energy needs. Indonesia has been a net importer of oil and gas since 2012, which is a significant contributor to the trade balance deficit. This situation poses a significant risk for the fulfilment of domestic energy needs and macroeconomic conditions as Indonesia is heavily dependent on global oil prices.

At the same time, the country’s infrastructure and regulatory environment have improved to attract investments in renewable energy. However, more needs to be done to achieve the target in the energy mix in the RUEN (National Energy General Plan). The RUEN stipulates that in 2025, the portion of renewable energy in the national energy mix must reach 23% while in 2050 the portion of renewable energy should reach 31%. To address potential economic risks and to meet renewable energy targets, fossil fuel imports should be reduced by using national renewable energy sources.

According to the IEA, the largest part of Indonesia’s final energy consumption was oil products at 62% in 2020. As much as 38% of oil product consumption comes from transportation. As the GOI looks for various domestic energy alternatives with the aim of reducing oil and gas imports, the utilization of biomass as a raw material to replace fossil fuels is seen as a viable option.

To provide technical assistance to the GOI to achieve its renewable energy and net zero emission targets, GGGI implements the project “Renewable Energy–Accelerated Transition” (RE-ACT) in Indonesia. The RE-ACT project is led by the Directorate for Various New and Renewable Energy at the Directorate General for New Energy, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resource (MEMR), as the executing government agency. BAPPENAS is the co-chair of the RE-ACT project. RE-ACT is based on GGGI’s hypothesis that there is very significant potential in renewable energy investments in Indonesia that is held back by policy barriers and a lack of proven investment projects that demonstrate commercial feasibility of renewable energy projects to private investors. The RE-ACT project started in October 2021 and has a maximum project duration of 5 years. With funding from the Government of New Zealand, RE-ACT works with the Indonesian government to address policy hurdles and impediments to help create an enabling policy environment to stimulate private investment in renewable energy, in turn allowing more ambitious NDCs, which are predicated on accelerated renewable energy adoption.

In response to a request for support by the Directorate of Energy, Mineral Resources & Mining, Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS (“Direktorat Sumber Daya Energy, Mineral & Pertambangan/SDEMP, Kementerian Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional/Kemen PPN/BAPPENAS”), GGGI will provide technical input to the background study for the RPJMN 2025-2029, including for the utilization of Bioenergy for the non-electricity sector.

The following priorities stand out as critical areas of support to the Government of Indonesia (GOI):

  1. The background study shall consider the medium-term vision of the country and ensure medium-term energy security.
  2. It is also vital to consider the factors that help achieve the climate change targets (net zero emission), anticipate the stranded assets from fossil fuel plants, and manage the potential losses of GDP from fossil fuel resources at the national and regional levels as well as efforts to utilize renewable energy (RE) at scale in the future.

The RPJMN can be a catalyst for policy reform to increase renewable energy investment. The RE-ACT Project will support the bioenergy theme in the RPJMN with a technical background study. The RPJMN is currently enacted as a Presidential Regulation (Perpres). However, the RPJMN is planned to be enacted as a Government Regulation (PP) in the future, taking precedence over a Presidential Regulation. Incorporating RE-ACT support for new legislation and planning targets in the RPJMN 2025-2029 presents an opportunity to accelerate the transition to renewable energy.



BAPPENAS has requested GGGI to support the background study for “Bioenergy for Non-Electricity Use” for the RPJMN 2025 – 2029 and to provide recommendations for the energy sector development plans. Furthermore, BAPPENAS has requested GGGI to make recommendations to mainstream green growth principles and actions in national energy development planning. GGGI is thus seeking to engage an Individual Consultant to assess the social and environmental impact of bioenergy in the non-electricity sector as an input to the background study . The Individual Consultant will lead the social and environmental impact assessment of the bioenergy for non-electricity use and will work with other consultants, taking into account other background studies that will be prepared by other consultants:

  1. Bioenergy Analysis & Regulation Assessment (carried out by a consulting firm, who acts as the main coordinator for the whole background study)
  2. Bioenergy Economy Investment Expert (an Individual Consultant)
  3. The GHG methodology on Bioenergy Experts (Individual Consultant)

The following duties and responsibilities are indicative and subject to further specific service requests within the scope of the deliverables described in this TOR. The Individual Consultant is expected to provide services in written and consistent formats for the meetings and other activities. The Individual Consultant shall critically review all available information related to the social and environmental impact in relation to the development of bioenergy for non-electricity use. The Individual Consultant shall ensure that the study is in line with global and GOI standards, targets and best practices for developing utilization of bioenergy for the non-electricity sector.

The Individual Consultant will work together as a team with the other two consultants as mentioned above. Each of them is taking the responsibility to write according to the ToR, while also supporting others with the results of their assignments. Since the work will be undertaken in close cooperation with BAPPENAS, GGGI and other partners, flexibility and a shared vision for the project outcome are essential. The Individual Consultant will report to the GGGI RE-ACT Manager while also coordinating on a day-to-day basis with the appointed BAPPENAS focal point(s), and where applicable cooperation with MEMR, MoEF, and other partners is required.



The Consultant shall carry out the scope of services with the below activities:

i. Social and environmental impact evaluation of current and historical (since ca. 2017) conditions in Indonesia including the constraints and challenges encountered and opportunity for Renewable Energy, especially for bioenergy in Indonesia.

ii. To analyze Social and environmental (e.g., social behaviour, emission reductions, environmental impact, etc.) impact of potential utilization of bioenergy for non-electricity compared to the existing energy use patterns:

a) Biofuel for Non-Electricity Use (e.g., Bio Avtur, Bio Ethanol, Bio Methana, Bio-briquette, Green Fuels, and Bio Diesel)

b) Mandatory Blending Fuel (e.g., B30 and B40)

iii. Provide input and recommendation on how to utilize bioenergy for non-electricity use considering results from the social and environmental impact assessment, including strategic planning advice as well as policy advice for the acceleration of bioenergy in Indonesia to be included and applicable for the RPJMN 2025 – 2029.

iv. Provide recommendation of monitoring infrastructure framework in developing bioenergy for non-electricity use.

v. Determine indicators and targets of bioenergy for non-electricity development per year as well as a breakdown of proposed program activities per year for 5 years in the context of the social and environmental impact framework of bioenergy for non-electricity that will be used in the RPJMN.

vi. The study should align with the 1st 5-year milestone in the RPJPN 2025-2045 and the current RPJMN 2020 – 2024 for renewable energy and bioenergy.

vii. In close cooperation with BAPPENAS and GGGI, develop the recommendations and help prepare an in-depth background study that may include roadmap, implementation strategy, business plan, and funding mechanism design potentially guiding BAPPENAS and stakeholders with the next steps.

i. Play an active role in organizing and facilitating Government led meetings and workshops and the development of the Focus Group Discussion (FGD).



All reports and outputs must be in English and Bahasa Indonesia, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and interview notes. The Consultant shall also prepare presentation (pptx format) (as required) to present to the senior management of the Government/GGGI/stakeholders etc. The Individual Consultant will report to the GGGO RE-ACT Manager for the completion of the tasks and duties at the GGGI in which the Individual Consultant will be retained.

The expected outputs of the Consultant will be as follows:

Table 1: Outputs of the Consultant




Payment Terms

Percentage of

Maximum Amount



Input to inception report: a detailed work plan and outline of content for the Bioenergy Social & Environment Impact Study, as agreed upon with GGGI and BAPPENAS after the kick-off meeting

One week after signing contract


(USD 1.500; after approval)



Draft chapter(s)/section(s) of the study, which incorporates the findings of the study on Bioenergy Social & Environment Impact Assessment in Indonesia to become part of the Draft of Background Study for RPJMN in Energy Sector: Bioenergy for Non-Electricity Use.

12 weeks after signing contract


(USD 6.000; after approval)



Focus Group Discussion (FGD) & Final report of the Social & Environment Impact Assessment in Indonesia in background study for RPJMN in energy sector: Bioenergy for Non-Electricity Use.


A handover acknowledgement from BAPPENAS that they already accepted the study report (bilingual – English and Bahasa Indonesia)

20 weeks after signing contract


(USD 7.500; after study accepted)


This consultancy work is anticipated to be implemented in 5 months timeframe, starting from 27th of February 2023 and is expected to be completed by 27th July 2023 (effectively 45 man-days), with a tentative timetable as follows:

The contract is a delivery-based contract, in which payments are made according to the schedule presented in Table 1 above. The Consultant shall directly report to and coordinate day-to-day activities with the RE-ACT Project Manager of GGGI and BAPPENAS Team. The Consultant’s work progress will be monitored primarily through periodic review meetings, the precise schedule of which is to be determined based on consultation with the consultant and GGGI. The Consultant shall produce, upon GGGI’s request, a formal progress report (2-3 pages) for GGGI’s management committee that includes: an overview of the project, a narrative description of project activities, detailed information on project objectives and milestones, actual achievements made against the initially set timeline, etc.

BAPPENAS requests the final report in Bahasa Indonesia. However, the consultant must submit the report both in English and Bahasa Indonesia, in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements. All documents should be submitted in soft copy along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, minutes of meeting and interview notes. The consultant’s work progress will be monitored primarily through periodic review meetings; the precise schedule is to be determined based on consultation during the kick-off meeting. The Key Performance indicator are 100% on time delivery as per “Timetable and reporting arrangements” and “No late, incorrect or in complete delivery” as per output.


  • An advanced education degree (minimum master degree) in Environmental/Social Sciences and/or other related fields
  • In-depth knowledge of environmental and social issues of renewable energy (RE). Proven knowledge of both Indonesian and international environmental & social analysis is a must.
  • In-depth knowledge and a minimum of 15 years of experience in providing analysis, designing, and implementing environmental & social assessments in developing countries.
  • Able to communicate professionally and effectively with technical, managerial, and/or decision makers in Bahasa and English and proven ability to write clearly and well in English.
  • Able to secure collaboration and agreement with the partners, either government or other donors, reflecting empathy of perspectives and identifying recognition of mutual/complimentary interest.
  • Excellent in report development and presenting the study results to related project stakeholders, Governments (national/local), GGGI, other stakeholders)
  • Possessing cultural sensitivity and respect on differences, including in opinions.
  • Experience with energy analysis will be an advantage.



To be considered for the position, the candidate must meet the minimum qualification listed below. Consideration and selection will be based on a panel evaluation of the evaluation criteria factor below. GGGI does not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews unless expenses are pre-authorized by GGGI. Reference check will be conducted on those candidates selected for an interview. The applicant’s references must be able to provide substantive information about his/her past performance and abilities.

  1. Professional Competency (10 points): Master’s degree in Environmental/Social Sciences and/or other related fields.
  2. Experience (15 points): Minimum 15 years of experience in providing analysis, designing, and implementing environmental & social assessments in developing countries.
  3. Communication (15 points): Level IV (fluent) oral and writing ability in English and Level IV Bahasa Indonesia is required. This means an ability to participate in professional meetings in English and writing report in Bahasa & English.
  4. Technical Knowledge (30 points): The candidate must have strong understanding of the Indonesia Renewable Energy environmental & social systems. S/he must have a strong understanding of the Government of Indonesia plans, policies, system, ministries, agencies, and institutions, including the challenges and opportunities associated with de-centralization. S/he must have a good understanding of international development programs as well as for profit and not for profit private sector engagement. S/he must have solid and proven knowledge od the design, management, and evaluation of development programs in Indonesia.
  5. Individual Competency (30 points): Project management skills are required. Candidates should have knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative project monitoring and evaluation methodologies. S/he must have proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google applications, and other online services). The incumbent must be a fast learner on topics related to Renewable Energy especially for Bioenergy, international donor, program management, financial management and USG (Urgency, Seriousness, Growth) priorities. S/he must be able to work well with team, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and good judgment in order to meet all organization objectives.

Maximum Points Available: 100

At GGGI’s discretion, reference checks and interviews may be conducted as part of the evaluation process.

Applicants must also include in their application package as follows:

  1. A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages that demonstrates how the candidate’s qualifications meet the work requirements (in English);
  2. A curriculum vitae which, at a minimum, describes education, latest experience and career achievements related to the assignment (in English);
  3. Names, current and accurate contract numbers (email and phone) of three (3) professional references that have knowledge of the applicant’s abilities to perform the duties set forth in the solicitation (in English);
  4. A concept note related to the analysis of the needs of this background study to close the gap between the existing condition and the current reality one as well as future planning of the government related to the social & environment perspective. This concept note should also be able to answer: “why this study is needed?; what make the differences with this study to justify the assignment?;” (maximum of 2 pages; in English).

All of the above information must be included in the application package in order for the package to considered complete.

Interest candidates should send the above information directly in the link

All application submitted by GGGI website or e-mail, must be in GGGI Seoul, no later than March 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Korean Standard Time (KST). Application submitted after the deadline will not be considered Application. Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment



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