Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

Knowledge Exchange on Combined-Heat and Power (CHP) to Germany for Government of Indonesia and Private Stakeholders

Berlin,29 February – 4 March 2016. As part of cooperation with Ministry of Industry, PAKLIM GIZ aiming to increase awareness of Government of Indonesia and its capacity to encourages the implementation of climate change mitigation actions in the industry sector including through implementation of green technology such as CHP. PAKLIM GIZ work area industry in cooperation with SFF Technology Transfer project organized a 5-days knowledge exchanges to Germany. The knowledge exchange is co-organized with Berliner Energieagentur GmbH (BEA) as a modern energy service company located in Berlin. The knowledge exchange aimed to advancing the awareness of the delegates in the CHP technology in power heat-refrigeration, ESCos (Energy Service Companies) model, CHP acts, and financial model types through site visits to BEA’s projects. The visits show-cased modern centers of combined heat and tri-generation which enabling the industry to reduce fossil fuel usage and mitigate the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission, exposure of international know-how transfer to develop and recognize innovative projects that reduce high energy cost and CO2 emission. 19 participants as representatives from Indonesian Government officials including from Ministry of Industry), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Directorate of Energy Conservation), some private sector representatives, and PAKLIM representatives had their opportunity to visit several industries with its CHP plants Berlin and Magdeburg, Germany. The program of knowledge exchange began on Monday the 29th, with an official meeting at Indonesian Embassy in Berlin. The delegates were accepted by H. E. Mr. Fauzi Bowo, the Indonesian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. The intend of the meeting is  to have a roundtable discussion with His Excellency related with the current policy framework related with the development of green industry and green technology, as well as on-going and expected future support from GIZ to Indonesia. The meeting also was utilized by private sector to convey what are the challenges currently faced by Indonesian industry when exporting Indonesian commodity to EU Countries. The visit then followed by a visit to GIZ office at Reichpietschuferstr., Berlin to have an official meeting with GIZ representative, Mr. Thomas Douglas Schmitz and CHP international best practice presentation, Mr. Detlef Borst. The discussions in GIZ office was about getting international experiences (i.e. showcases of public-private partnerships and EE related projects worldwide), and a presentation on basics of CHP delivered by a CHP international expert. A visit to Berliner Energieagentur (BEA) GmbH was conducted the next day. In BEA, the delegates attended a presentation of CHP in Germany and Energy Service models, followed with a visit to one of BEA's projects at Königstadt-Terrassen to see a service building which operates a modern energy-center with CHP and CHRP (combined heat, refrigeration and power) generation in Berlin's Pankow district. Later that day on the afternoon, delegations visited a show-case a CHP installed by Blockheizkraftwerks-Traeger-und Betreibergesellschaft (BTB) mbH, Berlin at Melitta paper mill. The delegates saw the technology firsthand how the CHP utilizes fuel and natural gas to reduce energy usage and less pollution at the mill. On the third day, some site visits were conducted. The first visit on that day was to a landfill gas plant of Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetrieben (BSR) where the delegates learnt about how the landfill gas is converted into electrical and thermal energy. The second visit was to see a plant of Nawaro Trechwitz GmbH &Co. KG  for a show-case on Biogas CHP unit with ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle). During these visits, the participants learnt how the manure (i.e.: cow dung) utilized as CHP fuel for waste heat and it is used to generate power in an ORC unit. . A site visit to GETEC heat & power AG as one of market leaders in energy service contracting, thermal utilization and combustion of dusts was conducted on the fourth day. The delegates had a chance to saw the biomass co-generation plant for electricity and heat supply of Bio-pellet at Magdeburg. The visit was followed by a courtesy visit to GETEC’s Headquarter where the company’s representatives presented. The presentation explained about the company business model, the service provider, how CHP could boost up the energy efficiency in the company and reduce the CO2 emission at the same time. Furthermore, facilitated by GETEC representative, a visit to pulverized lignite plant, steam delivery in contracting for Agrarfrost Oschersleben was conducted later in the afternoon. The field trip was concluded by another fruitful discussion with the representative from the German Association for Cogeneration (Bundesverband Kraft-Waerme-Kopplung/ KWK) at BEA’s main office on Friday the 4th, where the exchange of information surround the association itself, particularly on cogeneration related with current situation and future perspective, the history of legal and funding framework in Germany, and explanation on CHP Act. During all the visits, participants were exposed to view around the CHP plants directly and learn from the experts (from technical perspectives and and the energy service company). A Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on CHP is organized on May, 2016 to provide a technical study and guideline on CHP implementation which consists of a feasibility study and practical guideline of CHP in Indonesia equipped with efficiency calculation and long-term recommendations based on key questions which will lead to development a technical study. While, internal discussion will be organized by Ministry of Industry to discuss the possible follow-ups from the knowledge exchange and potential of the joint activities (i.e disseminate the learning experiences collected from the knowledge exchange).  For more information on the knowledge exchange please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.