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Sumba island represents as a prominent example of a region with large potential of renewable energy sources for electricity generation through RE (Renewable Energy). According to reports from Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Sumba has electrification rate of 50.9% of which 20.9% is fulfilled through RE generation (MEMR, 2019). Therefore, active participation from various stakeholders in aiming to increase the island’s electrification ratio to 95% by 2025 was initiated through collaborative project namely Sumba Iconic Island (Sumba Iconic Island Development Team, 2012). The project’s development encapsulates a variety of factors that would promote and cultivate the renewable energy growth within Sumba island – from legal framework and economic considerations to social improvement , – while simultaneously aiming to meet energy needs and targets.

Aligning with the Sumba Iconic Island project, Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) from Indonesia, Leeds University from the United Kingdom, CREEC from Uganda, and Dar Es Salam University from Tanzania collaborated on research project titled Creating Resilient Sustainable Microgrids through Hybrid Renewable Energy System (CRESUM-HYRES). The purpose of this research is to develop and validate the design of holistic microgrids with hybrid systems intended for rural areas in developing countries. Therefore, this research project chose Sumba as a role model in making NRE technology as well as looking at the development of renewable energy and energy conservation (NREEC) in Sumba, especially in terms of: (i) social-demographic findings, (ii) economic implications by considering communities’ willingness to pay, (iii) biofuel as potential for NRE, and (iv) stakeholder analysis.

The national workshop 2019 with the theme of Clean and Affordable Renewable Energy for Sustainable Rural and Remote Areas through Microgrids serves as a platform to gather related stakeholders along with local, national, and international academicians. Therefore, stakeholders involved directly in improving and bolstering the sustainable renewable energy initiative in Sumba island, such as Hivos, Bappeda and local communities represented by respective head of villages and local champions, will also be participating in this workshop to testify on their experience with renewable energy in Sumba island itself. In addition, central government stakeholders e.g. alike ESDM and Bappenas will also be present to disseminate their data on implementing renewable energy implementation in Indonesia, especially in remote and rural areas including alike Sumba Island.

Through this workshop, aAll of the participants from all levels will be involved in direct discussions and giving recommendations to bolster renewable energy technology development in rural and remote areas, which in this case is Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara. In addition, this workshop also represents as prominent opportunity for South-to-South cooperation (Indonesia, Tanzania and Uganda) between developing countries in looking for placing renewable energy at the forefront of their respective electrification efforts and development. Ultimately, through international attendance and collaboration, this workshop is expected to contribute to global issues, especially those in regards of climate change and clean energy transition in sustaining growing global population. Therefore, the recommendations produced throughout the workshop will align with the outputs of our Creating Resilient Sustainable Microgrids through Hybrid Renewable Energy System (CRESUM-HYRES) research project.


  • Disseminating information and research outputs on social-demographical asset, communities' willingness to pay, biofuel as renewable energy, and stakeholder analysis aspects.
  • Facilitating information exchange and discussions on the renewable energy in the context of technology, social-economy, and policies.
  • Facilitating the aspirations and inputs from key stakeholders, practitioners, private actors, academicians, and communities to produce a clear policy orientation and bolster the development and implementation of renewable energy.

RDI Team

Elisabeth Rianawati
Resilience Development Initiative
Dr. Saut Sagala
Institute of Technology Bandung
Dr. Yudha Prambudia
Widyatama University
Dr. Niken Prilandita
Institute of Technology Bandung
Teresa Retno Arsanti
Resilience Development Initiative
Jeeten Kumar
Resilience Development Initiative
Ichsan Hafiz Loeksmanto
Resilience Development Initiative
Avila Rahmatzafran
Resilience Development Initiative
Satria Yuma
Resilience Development Initiative
Sarah Nur Devina Adhitya
Resilience Development Initiative

Event Run-Down

Day 1: Thursday, December 5th , 2019
Thursday, 05 December 2019
08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.10 Opening Ceremony
09.10 – 09.20 Welcoming Remarks
09.20 – 09.30 Opening Remarks
09.30 – 09.40 Keynote Speech
09.40 – 10.00 “Creating Resilient Sustainable Microgrids through Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems” research project dissemination
Policy orientation and the development of renewable energy and energy conservation (NREEC) in Indonesia
10.00 – 10.20 Synergising the Policy and Strategy of renewable energy and energy conservation (EBTKE) Development in Indonesia.
10.20 – 10.40 Integrating EBTKE in planning the Medium-Term National Development Plan 2020-2024
10.40 – 11.00 Application, Development and Vision of EBTKE Technology in Indonesia
11.00 – 11.30 Question and Answer Session
11.30 – 12.30 Lunch Break
NREEC Technology Development in Indonesia
12.30 – 12.50 Challenges and Lessons-Learned of EBTKE Technology Development Project in Indonesia.
12.50 – 13.10 The potential of bioenergy by utilizing Industrial Waste of Seaweed Processing Industry in Sumba.
13.10 – 13.30 Lessons-learned: Microgrid Implementation in Uganda.
13.30 – 14.00 Question and Answer Session
14.00 – 14.30 Coffe Break
NRECE and Social-Economic Issues in Sumba
14.30 – 14.50 The Significance of “Sumba Iconic Island” on the Social-Economic Issues in Sumba.
14.50 – 15.10 People’s Willingness to Pay in Sumba Based on 4 Variables in Choice Experiment.
15.10 – 15.30 Lessons-learned in Developing EBTKE Business Model in Sumba.
15.30 – 15.50 Green Financing as Means to Invest in EBTKE
15.50 – 16.20 Question and Answer Session
16.20 – 16.30 Conclusion and Closing Remarks

Event Run-Down

Day 2: Friday, December 6th , 2019
Friday, 06 December 2019
08.00 – 08.30 Registration
08.30 – 08.35 Opening Ceremony including Indonesia National Anthem
08.35 – 08.45 Presentation of Day-1 Workshop Results and Discussion Orientation for Day-2 Workshop namely “From Local to Global”
Talk show Session – Voice from Sumba Island: Impact of Renewable Energy Development in Sumba Island
08.45 – 09.15
Communities Perspective in Sumba Island on Renewable Energy
The Impact of Renewable Energy in Sumba Island
09.15 – 09.45
The Perspective of Government Institutions and Private Sectors in Sumba Island on Renewable Energy
The Impact of Renewable Energy in Sumba Island: The Perspective of Government Institutions and Private Sectors
Technical Discussion I – Lessons Learned on the Development of Renewable Energy in Indonesia
10.00 – 11.30
Lessons Learned: Mini/Microgrid Hybrid Power Generation System
Lessons Learned: Results of the Implementation of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Projects (Off-Grid) in Island
Lessons Learned: Consideration of Social and Economic Aspects in the Implementation of the Microgrids Project in Sumba Island
11.30 – 13.30 Lunch and Friday Prayer Break
13.30 – 14.30 Question and Answer Session on Talk show and Technical Discussion I
Technical Discussion II – Renewable Energy: Funding and Development Potential in 2020
14.30 – 14.50 Potential for Renewable Energy Development based on Priority Programs for Increasing Production and Meeting Energy Needs
14.50 – 15.10 Prosperity Fund
15.10 – 15.30 Towards COP26
15.30 – 15.40 Closing Speech