Year: 2021

Study on minigrids in Indonesia

Posted on: November 10, 2021

Danish Energy Management has recently completed a study on minigrids in Indonesia with exciting results.

Energising Development (“EnDev” for short) is a global effort to promote access to energy for the world’s poorest. In Indonesia, from 2006 to 2019, the programme had supported over 1000 small renewable energy minigrids on the country’s many islands. The exit study interviewed a wide range of stakeholders in Indonesia to shed light on the status after the project’s completion and the future of renewable energy minigrids in Indonesia.

EnDev has made a big and lasting difference to electricity access in Indonesia wherever it has been, and has made a difference to how the government acts in the sector, in general.

EnDev is managed in Indonesia by the German development agency, GIZ, while the task of evaluating the effort is anchored in the Dutch development agency, RVO, who had contracted DEM and our Dutch partner Edburgh Consultants to perform the exit study.

Have a look at the Executive summary here:

and read more about EnDev Indonesia and the study here:


Study for the European Investment Bank

Posted on: September 22, 2021

We are proud of the positive feedback and publication of the study: “Contribution of Investment Projects to the European Security Initiative – Cyber Security” that DEM has successfully implemented for the European Investment Bank.

The purposes of the assignment were the following:

  • To undertake a review of the EIB’s sectoral notes that establish which types of cybersecurity related investments are eligible based on the sectoral lending policies.
  • To refine the thinking/approach outlined in the notes, based on the service provider’s experience in cybersecurity and propose an alternative approach if appropriate.
  • To quantify cybersecurity related investments for each project type in different sectors and provide a methodology that could be applicable also to other financiers and project promoters.
  • To confirm quantified figures through a targeted project promoter engagement, which will be managed by the Bank and by one or two other potential financing institutions.

The results achieved were these:

  • Approach for identifying cybersecurity related investments for each project type in different sectors.
  • Report showing cybersecurity related components of investment projects and their costs.
  • Definition of the most suitable metrics, and default values of cybersecurity related investments for each project type in different sectors.
  • Final report based on findings and conclusions of the assignment.

Read the report here: Contribution of Investment Projects to The European Security Initiative – Cybersecurity

Our annual sustainability report has now been printed!

Posted on: April 16, 2021

Our annual sustainability report has now been printed!

This is our fifth report since the adoption of the Global Goals in 2015, and it has really been a journey – so much has happened in these five years!

In 2015, we attended the UN Summit on Sustainable Development in New York. That was the beginning of our commitment to work with the goals. In 2016, we became a member of the UN Global Compact and we identified the four Global Goals as well as 30 indicators that relate to our market areas as a consulting engineering company.

We thus measure hard facts – i.e. real “impact” of all our projects, and thus fulfills the main purpose of the Global Goals – to be able to put data on the work with the goals.

At the beginning of 2017, we then published our first COP report – our sustainability report – on the past reporting year, focusing on our progress towards more sustainability. It is gratifying to see more and more companies adopting the goals in a rethinking of strategies and business plans. We ourselves are fortunate to be part of the process at many of these companies as a consultant and sparring partner.

See our report here

Or at our profile on the UN Global Compact website