The overall objective of the CASINDO programme is to establish a self-sustaining and self-developing structure at both the national and regional level to build and strengthen human capacity to enable the provinces of North Sumatra, Yogyakarta, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara and Papua to formulate sound policies for renewable energy and energy efficiency and to develop and implement sustainable energy projects. 



The experience gained and the cooperation established through the past and current Energy Working Group activities listed below is of the utmost importance for the CASINDO programme, which aims to further integrate, intensify and expand these activities:

  1. CAREPI (Contributing to poverty Alleviation through Regional Energy Planning in Indonesia): this project – which is being implemented in North Sumatra, Yogyakarta, Central Java and West Nusa Tenggara on behalf of the European Commission within the COOPENER programme and is co-funded by the EWG – aims to formulate regional energy policies and to develop a micro hydro plant. CAREPI is being implemented by a consortium comprising European and Indonesian organisations and is led by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).
  2. Introduction of renewable energy technology (RET) at technical vocational schools (SMKs) in Indonesia. The project focuses on increasing both the public’s and policy-makers’ awareness of renewable energy in Indonesia and on establishing regular renewable energy technology modules in SMKs in Indonesia. The project is led by ETC, Leusden, and is being implemented together with TEDC, Bandung.
  3. Long-lasting cooperation has been established between universities in Indonesia and the Netherlands to promote and implement sustainable energy solutions and to develop training courses. The project is led by the Technical University of Eindhoven and is implemented together with the UNRAM University of Mataram, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta and Sumatera Utara University of Medan.