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Off-grid green energy: Revolution to evolution

  • Aretha Aprilia
    Aretha Aprilia

    Lead of community renewable energy program — CDM Smith

Jakarta | Wed, April 12, 2017 | 01:13 pm
Off-grid green energy: Revolution to evolution Clean energy -- A resident from Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara, spreads out cassava in the sun to dry. Currently, electricity demand in Sumba is majority supplied from renewable energy, including solar power. (Courtesy of Hivos/File)

PREMIUM Indonesia has reached a nearly 97 percent ratio of villages with electricity, in which over 2,500 villages had no electricity in 2014. The plan of state-owned electric company PLN to build more power plants is merely to cover 504 villages up to 2019 (Central Statistics Agency [BPS], 2015), which implies that more than 2,000 villages will still not be electrified by 2019. This poses both a challeng...

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