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BMZ Delegation Visit to PV Mini-grid Site in Pegadungan Village, North Lombok Regency

Jul 25, 2017

A visit from BMZ delegation to a photovoltaic (PV) mini-grid site in Pegadungan Village, Bayan Sub-district on 21 July 2017 was conducted after the government negotiation meeting earlier that week. The PV mini-grid site in Pegadungan Village is currently supported to become a model for sustainable rural mini-grid management under a pilot project called RUMI Model. . The pilot project was officially launched in May 2017 to support four PV mini-grid sites in the province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). The pilot aims to develop a management model for electricity facility and to strengthen the capacity of local stakeholders to mutually work together for the development and management of rural mini-grid systems.

During the visit, the delegates had a chance to visit the village and to have an interaction with the villagers and local actors involved in the project. Progress and issues were exchanged and shared during the visit, particularly regarding current electrification situation in NTB Province, the role of off-grid electrification using renewable energy and the challenges. The delegates also had a chance to take a closer look at the 30 kWp PV mini-grid site, which electrified 86 households, 2 religious buildings, 1 health centre and 8 kiosks in the village.

This news also published on NTB Provincial Government's website. For more information, kindly click this link http://desdm.ntbprov.go.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=327:kunjungan-kedutaan-besar-jerman-ke-pembangkit-listrik-tenaga-surya-plts-komunal-penggadungan-30-kwp-lombok-utara&catid=20:energi&Itemid=49.

Local Food Processing Technical Training (Cooperation with the Department of Cooperatives, Industry, Trade and SMEs)

Jul 01, 2017

The local food processing technical training was held on July 11, 2017 at Sambik Elen Village Office. This training is a collaboration with the Department of Cooperatives, Industry, and Trade of North Lombok Regency and attended by 24 people who are members of four small business groups of Pegadungan Village.

The processed materials are pumpkin or perenggi, cassava, and sweet potatoes as the crops of the village. These three ingredients are processed into mud cakes and cassava croquettes, "apem tesing" and "talam cassava". Each group member paid Rp. 30.000, - to buy mud cake mold, baking pan, and frying pan. According to the members of the group, later this cake will be marketed to schools for children's snacks.

According to the Head of Industry, Trade and SMEs Department, they will provide equipment budget about Rp. 3,000,000, - in the fiscal year 2018, for new entrepreneurs who have attended the training.

This news also published on NTB Provincial Government's website. For more information, kindly click this link http://desdm.ntbprov.go.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=338:menunjang-keberlanjutan-pembangkit-listrik-berbasis-energi-terbarukan-dengan-model-pengelolaan-berbasis-koperasi&catid=2:content&Itemid=21

EnDev Indonesia Planning Meeting

Feb 23, 2017

On 6 February 2017, the GIZ together with the Directorate General for New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DG NREEC) held a planning meeting of EnDev Indonesia project for the period of 2017-2018. The meeting aimed to identify the needs and determine the activities to be implemented by the project until July 2018.
The meeting started with a reflection on activities that have been conducted up until the end of 2016, which was categorised according to the rural electrification development process stipulated in the Ministerial Decree No. 10/2012. Participants reviewed the activities and achievements; introspected on what went well, what can be improved, and what should continue. The participants also proposed several new as well as follow-up activities needed for the remaining project duration.
As many as 27 activities were identified. These activities were then mapped onto the urgent vs important quadrant in order to conclude the priorities. Through discussion, 15 activities were selected to be implemented in 2017 until July 2018. These activities include capacity development measures both for DG NREEC staff as well as officials of local government, improving monitoring efforts, and documenting all learnings throughout the implementation of EnDev Indonesia. The planning document shall be agreed upon and serve as working guidelines of EnDev Indonesia 2017-2018.

Strengthening Micro Hydropower Role in Renewable Energy Sector

Dec 05, 2016

The Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) held its 3rd Annual Gathering on 22-25 November 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal, participated by at least 40 practitioners from 14 countries. The event was hosted by the Nepal Micro Hydropower Development Association (NMHDA) and supported by WISIONS Germany, the Nepalese Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), and the Skat Foundation Switzerland.

HPNET is in its 3rd year of operation and currently has 70 members with expertise in policy, financing, technology development, watershed strengthening, and community organising processes. The network serves as a knowledge and advocacy platform for micro and mini hydropower (MHP) practitioners across South and Southeast Asia. This year, Amalia Suryani represented Endev Indonesia in participating in the annual gathering.

As part of the agenda, the members discussed issues in five thematic panels on the following topics: MHP Research and Advocacy, Integrating MHP into National Electrification Planning, Financing Mechanism, Socio-Environment Sustainability, and Technical Capacity Development. This year the gathering also attempted to link HPNET members to mainstream international development agencies, among others IRENA, World Bank, and Winrock International, who were invited as guest speakers in the panel discussion. The presence of these mainstream actors would be an invaluable opportunity for HPNET members to directly showcase their work to powerful development agencies in the region.

The overall purpose of the event is to synergise the growing membership of HPNET towards finding effective ways to develop and use the HPNET platform, in order to meet shared aims of advancing the sector as a whole. Building up from the reflection of the earlier events, the gathering highlighted a more inclusive, milestone-based approach, where the Working Groups become the core players within the network. This year the gathering has successfully formed nine Working Groups with a more focused topic to work on among the members.
Being in Nepal where the event held, HPNET members had the advantage to see the progress in micro and mini hydropower development in the country. Nepal has a long history of MHP development and much to share with the HPNET members in the form of interfacing with experts, visiting an under-construction training centre with a cross-flow and Pelton turbines installed in the centre. The members learned a lot of aspects about Nepal's MHP revolution, including financing models, cooperative and ownerships models, as well as the impact of and designing for resilience against climate change event.

HPNET Coordinator:
Dipti Vaghela (hydroempowerment@gmail.com)
 

Progressive Stakeholder Collaboration Activated in Cambodia

Aug 30, 2016

Together with the counterparts, Energy Programme Indonesia/ASEAN implemented by GIZ, participated in the art of stakeholder collaboration 1 course in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 10-13 August 2016. The course was organised by the Collective Leadership Institute (CLI), an internationally operating non-profit organisation located in Potsdam (Germany) and Cape Town (South Africa) with focus on educational programmes in the area of Collective Leadership and Stakeholder Dialogues.

The course strongly promotes the 17th Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly in achieving the target to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilise and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.
 
Several officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources - Widya Adi Nugroho and Bambang Priandoko, Ministry of Small Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives - Victoria br. Simanungkalit, as well as ASEAN Centre for Energy - Yudha Siregar, were very excited about the course. As well as the advisors of EnDev Indonesia - Amalia Suryani and Erwina Darmajanti), LCORE - Tjut Silvana Devi, and ASEAN-RESP - Anant Sukhla found that the course is very useful to build mutual understanding and benefit with the stakeholders.
 
Participation in the course was intended to help the group to better understand the stakeholder landscape and identify opportunities for meaningful engagement that build strong relationships and lead to robust results. Such partnership shall be built upon a shared vision, common goals and commitment.
 
During the course, the group has agreed to form an Initial Container Group for the topic of sustainable off-grid rural electrification using renewable energy. This group will be the mover and leader who will collaboratively move the sector forward.
 
Widya Adi Nugroho, of Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (DGNREEC - MEMR) commented that the partnership and dialogue methods introduced in the course would help him to collaborate more effectively with the multi-stakeholders. He also added, “the establishment of the Initial Container Group on off-grid electrification issue is a good start to work together, faster and more efficient.”
 
Meanwhile Victoria br. Simanungkalit, the Deputy Assistant of Industries and Services, highlighted on the wider perspective of rural energy access to strongly include the economic development agenda by utilising energy facilities as a tool instead of an end-goal.
 
The key takeaways from the course include the application of the Dialogic Change Model (a model developed by CLI to implement stakeholder dialogues in a result-oriented way), business case for co-creative stakeholder engagement and produce a map to prioritise engagement activities, methodologies to create sustainable partnerships, also how collective intelligence, commitment and ownership can emerge.

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