A worker at the Lahendong geothermal site on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. The hot steam produced here is fed to a nearby power plant to generate electricity.

Priority area energy Boosting sustainable energy

In order to protect the global climate, which is a global public good, Germany has entered into a strategic partnership with Indonesia. One key area of action of this partnership is the reduction of emissions by making greater use of renewable energies.

Germany is supporting the expansion of supply networks as well as rural off-grid electrification. Among other things, Germany is providing support to the Indonesian government's national geothermal energy programme.

Preparations are also under way for projects to bring electrification to remote islands in the archipelago, and to encourage the use of sustainable hydropower. By 2025, the share of renewable energy sources in total energy production is to reach 23 per cent.