Brightening the classrooms in East Sumba

Last Modified: Thu Nov 03 2016 17:03:30 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2010
    Hivos’ Sumba Iconic Island (SII) project initiated in partnership with renewable energy promoter EKOEnergy.
  • 650,000
    inhabitants of Sumba Island in Indonesia, have since been provided access to electricity using renewable sources. The project has also reduced reliance on expensive and environmentally harmful fuels such as diesel and kerosene.
  • 37 MW
    of alternative renewable energy are now ready to be harvested, positioning Sumba as a development model for all of Indonesia.
  • EUR 28,000
    donated by EKOenergy to finance Photovoltaic (PV) solar installations has made electricity available since mid-April 2016 to the teachers and students at Kataka elementary and junior high schools in isolated East Sumba district.Technical expertise provided by Winrock.
  • 270
    students are finally able to use electronic equipment such as computers, laptops and audiovisual devices to support their teaching and learning activities.
  • 42.5%
    Sumba's electrification ratio 5 years into the project. This ratio has already exceeded the 25 percent level measured at the signing of the 2011 Memorandum of Understanding between the Sumba local governments, the East Nusa Tenggara Governor, the State Electricity Company and HIVOS.
  • 10%
    or so of the energy is generated by alternative renewable energy from approximately 15,000 solar power plants, 1,173 biogas installations, 100 wind power units and 12 micro-hydro power plants distributed throughout the island.