In late 2018, Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) contacted the USAID mission in Jakarta with a specific request for expertise on measurement & verification (M&V) of energy efficiency projects undertaken by the private sector.
In February of 2019, Berkeley Lab expert Peter Therkelsen participated in an “M&V Standards Workshop” organized by USAID in Jakarta for MEMR and other stakeholders. He also met with other stakeholders to develop a scope of work for future activities including:
- Acceleration of uptake of ISO 50001 energy management systems in Indonesian industrial and commercial sectors.
- Develop M&V protocols that supports national energy savings determination interests and accelerated ISO 50001 adoption.
- Develop M&V workforce expertise through in-country trainings.
The outcome of this activity was a detailed prospective work plan on these areas, which was forwarded to USAID in Jakarta for consideration. The work plan included a scoping tour by E3 to the Indonesia mission in the summer of 2019.