SUMBA - Indonesian island is set to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025 via waste biogas, solar, wind and hydro

The remote Indonesian island of Sumba is set to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025 via waste biogas, solar, wind and hydro..

A recent report states: “Some 60 per cent of the people in Sumba connect to electricity and 20 per cent are now using renewable energy.

The plan to completely power the island through renewable sources by 2025 is being driven by the Dutch NGO, HIVOS. The NGO said it wants Sumba to become an icon for renewable energy.

The project was formalised three years ago, when an agreement was signed between the Dutch NGO, the Indonesian state energy company and the central and local government.

“The reason why we are tapping into environmentally friendly energy is because in Sumba there are so many renewable energy resources,” said Adi Lagur, the Sumba Iconic Island field co-coordinator from HIVOS, “We can use solar, wind, and water and from animal waste.”” [1].

[1]. Rebecca Henschke, “Indonesian island goes renewable”, New Matilda, 30 September 2013: https://newmatilda.com/2013/09/30/indonesian-island-goes-renewable .

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