Technical Guidelines for Solar PV Mini-grids in Indonesia (EnDev Indonesia 2013)

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Energising Development (EnDev) Indonesia’s objective is to support sustainable access to modern energy services for rural communities in Indonesia. One key intervention is to support different rural electrification infrastructure projects under various public and private agencies in Indonesia.

By way of example, EnDev conducted a technical review and baseline data survey for over one hundred (100) 15kW solar mini-grid installations (photovoltaic village power/PV-VP) across Indonesia, installed by local suppliers under contract with Directorate General for New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DGNREEC) during 2013. Hereafter referred to as the DGNREEC PV-VP Technical Review 2013.

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Specialist technical inspection teams, comprising one (1) experienced technician and one (1) assistant, were recruited for this programme to conduct 2-day site visits, complete pre-pared checklists and questionnaires and train the beneficiary communities on system operation, maintenance and administration. Findings of these inspections were summarised and submitted to DGNREEC for subsequent follow-up with contractors. In addition, baseline data (through the EnDev Key Performance Indicator/KPI survey methodology) was captured for a comprehensive database on EnDev-supported rural electrification projects.

This Inspection Guide present the checklists, measurements form, and KPI questionnaire, as well as explanatory documentation compiled during this programme and adapted to capture essential lessons learnt.

Purpose of this Inspection Guide is to record the process and make templates available for future inspections by any interested third parties.

For any support regarding guidelines and updated templates for future inspections, third parties can enquire with:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Energising Development (EnDev) Indonesia
De Ritz Building, 3A Fl.
Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto No 91, Menteng
10310 Jakarta
T  +62 21 391 5885 F  +62 21 391 5859Website:


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