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Sumba iconic island project : scoping mission on off-grid electrification : report

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Abstract: Hivos has developed an Iconic Island project at Sumba, Indonesia, to showcase the possibilities of renewable energy. Hivos has commissioned feasibility reports on different parts of the project. One study, focussing on grid extension and power production, is already in progress. This report is based on a field mission to Sumba from 22nd to 25th February 2011 and is focussing on non grid access to energy. The actual situation and potential for renewable energy has been documented by Winrock2. At Sumba the electrification rate is very low (24.55%). People living at remote rural areas are poor and have no access to energy. Settlements in rural areas seem to be small and people living very dispersed. Connection to the grid does not seem affordable for many people within a decade. Non grid access to energy should be stimulated to reach the goals of the Iconic Island. This non grid feasibility report delivers more detailed information on RE potential for off grid use. Proposed technologies should be well proven in conditions comparable with Sumba. The study should also include proposals and a feasibility judgement of financing models, e.g. micro finance, fee for service, government support programmes etc. Preferably the study includes a judgement of the possible improvement of the socio economic position of women. Finally, improvements for existing solar home systems need to be part of this study.
Authors: Ritter, R.
Country: Indonesia
Category: Research
Keywords: energy resources , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
PAGE: 30
Place: The Hague
Publisher: Hivos
Year: 2011
Region: Southeast Asia
Right: © 2011 Hivos
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Sumba iconic island project : scoping mission on off-grid electrification : report