Urban LEDS in Indonesia

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The Low Emission Development is a growing interest that emerges across the globe as one comprehensive respond to the climate change threats. Yet to pursue the low emissions development, national level emission reduction target is still in question, while a rapid city-scale low emission development initiative is growing. 

The Indonesia Climate Change Center (ICCC) in coordination with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability conducted serial discussions about urban LEDS (low emission development strategy) in Jakarta and Bandung, 19-20 March 2014. 

Preview of Study “Crop to Energy” Shared on ICCC CMCC #2

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Indonesia managed to provide 75% of electricity to its households but  struggling to meet the need of the rest. (Photo: Arfiana/ICCC)

The Indonesia Climate Change Center will conduct ICCC Coffee Morning on Climate Change with the theme Developing Remote Area in Indonesia through Renewed Investment Attractiveness in Renewable Energy (RE). The ICCC CMCC is a regular event of ICCC, and the second ICCC CMCC will be held on 15 January 2014 from 9 – 10.30 am at the DNPI’s Meeting Room in BPPT I Building, Jl. MH Thamrin No. 8, Jakarta.

Artissa Panjaitan, Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) Cluster Coordinator of ICCC, will share preview of study related to the LEDS Custer’s study titled Renewed Perspective on How to Attract Renewable Energy Investments, Feasibility Study: Crop to Energy Case. 

Artissa explains, “Indonesia has reached about 75% of households that have electricity service. However, 25% of unelectrified households are in remote, spread-out, and sparsely populated areas. In addition, among 75% of electrified households still have limited hours of electricity service.”

ICCC: Attract Renewable Energy Investment to Indonesia

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On 26th September 2013, Indonesia Climate Change Center (ICCC) intiated a study to present A renewed perspective to attract Renewable Energy investments to Indonesia – in Crop to Energy case. 

Despite its large potentials for electricity from Renewable Energy (RE) sources, Indonesia’s RE investment is not yet close to its maximum level. Government of Indonesia has changed feed-in tariff schemes several times to improve investment attractiveness but yet the investment trend is not sustainable.

ICCC Starts a Study about Using Biomass for Ethanol Fuel

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On 23rd September 2013, Indonesia Climate Change Center has started a study to investigate the potentials of using biomass for ethanol fuel and their wastes for electricity to gain energy independence in remote areas. The study is about Crop to Energy on Degraded Land as a step toward Energy Independence, Carbon Sink Agriculture and protection of REDD+ designated areas. 

Artissa Panjaitan, Low Emission Development Strategy Cluster Coordinator of ICCC, says that, “Ethanol for fuel can be started in Indonesia using the 1st generation technology based on starch/sugar materials, such as: cassava. At the same time, fast growing tropical crops that has little or no lignin can be processed using anaerobic digester to produce biogas for electricity. In the future, bio-ethanol should be developed from cellulosic materials to avoid competition with food. We will develop this study for plant and alternative technologies.” 

In order to bring this idea into reality, critical issues that have hindered this initiative in the past will be addressed, such as: where the place for biomass farm, the policy to support bio-ethanol as a transportation fuel, inclusion of local people in the sector, protection of forest areas, avoiding competition between food and fuel production and designing the economic impact of this initiative.

The results are expected to help policy makers in designing Indonesia biofuel industry, the use of degraded land and protection of forests. The study will analyze stakeholders perspectives through desk studies, interviews, FGDs and workshops. ICCC hopes to finalize the results within 6 months from the start.

Geothermal Plant Gets Go-Ahead

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Twenty years after the plans were first drawn up, construction is set to soon commence in North Sumatra on the $1.5 billion Sarulla Geothermal Power Project, the largest of its type in the world, following a deal reached by key players in the energy sector in Jakarta on Thursday.

State-controlled utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara signed a deal with Pertamina Geothermal Energy, a subsidiary of state-controlled energy company Pertamina, and a consortium led by private-equity controlled Medco Power.

The facility will have the capacity of 330 megawatts, making it the world’s largest geothermal generator.

The facility will be built in three stages, and is expected to be fully operational in 2018. The project will be financed by several banks, including the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the Asian Development Bank. 

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