Distributed Photovoltaic Economic Impact Analysis in Indonesia

Carishma Gokhale-Welch, James McCall, David Keyser, Alexandra Aznar, Dr. Darghouth

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Like other countries in the region, the Government of Indonesia aims to increase its use renewable energy in the near term from various technologies, including grid-connected distributed photovoltaics (DPV). While little DPV has been installed to date, the policy landscape has been shifting over the past few years with recent pronouncements from the state-run utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEMR) that have begun to provide a more supportive policy framework for the deployment of DPV. Nonetheless, many questions remain as to how DPV impacts customers, the utility, and the economy as a whole. This report presents a holistic view of DPV economic impacts in the Java-Bali region of Indonesia by assessing customer economic impacts, utility revenue impacts, and jobs and economic development impacts.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages34
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-75281


  • distributed PV
  • distributed solar
  • DPV
  • Greening the Grid
  • Indonesia
  • JEDI
  • PV
  • solar
  • USAID-NREL Partnership
  • utility revenue impacts


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