Kemitraan antara

Menuju Transisi Energi
Rendah Karbon di Indonesia

Request for Quotation: Battery Waste Management Cost

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Closing Date: 23:59 WIB on 11 July 2022

About the Program

MENTARI (Menuju Transisi Energi Rendah Karbon) is an ambitious four-year programme that aims to deliver inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in Indonesia, by supporting the uptake of low carbon energy. Led by the British Embassy Jakarta, MENTARI is implemented by PT Palladium International Indonesia in consortium with Castlerock Consulting and Yayasan Hivos. The programme has a specific focus on developing the low carbon energy sector to best support the disadvantaged communities, specifically those in eastern Indonesia. By working closely with the Government of Indonesia and other stakeholders to improve the enabling environment and drive investment, MENTARI will demonstrate the possibilities of low carbon energy for Indonesia’s economic development, job creation and social inclusion while helping to mitigate climate and environmental impacts.


To achieve a 23% renewable energy target, energy storage is an essential component of the success of the energy transition in Indonesia. As a utility, PT PLN (Persero) aims to replace operating diesel plants (for a total amount of 2 GW) with renewable energy and battery storage. The battery portion will help PLN provide reliable electricity services throughout the day to off-grid and rural areas in Indonesia. In addition, there are other benefits of installing batteries, such as frequency regulation, flexible ramping, energy shifting, capacity investment deferral, transmission and distribution congestion relief, capacity firming, and reducing curtailment. The plan will massively increase the need for battery storage in Indonesia coupled with interment renewable energy resources.

The increased usage of battery and solar PV will also create new challenges for the government and PLN on their waste management processes. Discarded modules and batteries will potentially create hazardous waste that can risk the surrounding environment and nearby communities. To date, there is no baseline information nor methodology on waste transportation and management if those ambitious plans come to realization. MEMR and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry have suggested to anticipate this potential risk and how to manage it in a responsible way considering the current and future of Indonesia and in that way PLN will be able to manage these risk in accordance to international best practices and standards and in a cost-effective manner. This study addresses and assists PLN and the government in measuring the impacts and anticipative actions and costs to these issues.

Scope of Work

MENTARI will select a team of consultants to work closely with the MENTARI team through consultative collaboration with the regulator and PLN to identify the total costs and methodology of hazardous waste management from batteries and renewable energy equipment.

MENTARI expects one report from the selected bidder. The report will mainly analyze and research options for hazardous waste management from batteries and solar PV panels from a technical and economic perspective. The case study will be also be carried out reflecting on the Diesel Replacement Program clustering. The study will:

  • Identify the waste management solutions for battery and solar modules in coordination with KLHK;
  • Identify transport process and costs for correct waste management;
  • Determine the process for waste management from battery/RE and map the institutions/companies
    that could potentially be involved at a regional and national level;
  • Provide recommendations for the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible waste
    management plan in solid collaboration with KLHK, including the potential policy improvement.

Tender Details

The budget for this assignment will be a maximum of GBP 20,000 (or equivalent to IDR 380,000,000) excluding any travel costs that may occur. Any travel costs will be treated as reimbursable for this assignment, outside of the budget proposed. 

All tenderers must agree to have a mandatory Professional Indemnity Insurance and maintain that policy for the Term of this Agreement and a further period of 6 years after that. The Tenderers must provide such evidence within seven (7) days after the contract is signed.

There is no minimum nor maximum number of consultants in the team, however, we suggest that the team have in the proposal the following expertise and experience:

  • Expert in hazardous waste management (regulatory and practical expert);
  • Expert on solar PV and battery;
  • Expert in costing (economic);
  • Expert in logistic/transportation.

For further explanation on the tender details,
please refer to the full RFQ document below.

Please submit your quotation to before 23:59 WIB on 11 July 2022.

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