Danish Ambassador to Indonesia visit RDF Project in Cilacap

Visit CilacapThe Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, Casper Klynge visited Cilacap, Central Java on 22nd January 2016, to see the ESP3 Refuse-Derived Fuel pilot project. The visit was together with a review mission for ESP3 from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the government-owned Jeruk Legi landfill which is adjacent to quarry of PT. Holcim Indonesia.

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Review Mission Team for ESP3 Programme Visits landfill gas Jatibarang and the Development of ESCO Collaboration at PT. APAC INTI CORPORA Pilot Project

Visit Landfill Gas JatibarangOn January 27, 2016 a review mission team from DANIDA in Copenhagen visited Jati Barang landfill in Semarang to discuss preparations for pilot project in generating waste-based energy. They discussed technical and social issues associated with the head of the Hygiene and Parks Service (DKP) of Semarang City Council including the need to accommodate the 700 wastepickers and 1000 waste-eating cows on site, while also enabling the collection of landfill gas for electricity generation (1.2 MW).

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Crash Course on SEA for MoEF DG Forest Planology & Environmental Governance, 17 – 18 December 2015

Crash Course on SEAStrategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is needed to confirm that informed and integrated environmental considerations are embedded in the strategic decision making process of policies, plans and programs (PPP) to support environmentally sustainable development. The Law No 32/2009 of the Government of Indonesia stated SEA as a mandatory tool to assess any PPPs produced by both national and sub-national governments. This includes long-term and mid-term development plans (RPJPD, RPJMD) and spatial plans (RTRW P/K) at the local level. ESP3 supports the development of SEAs in Indonesia through sectoral ministries with the lead from Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), including efforts to produce lessons-learned documents through SEA developments at different sectors and government levels, preparation of SEA guidelines following related new regulations and inputs to the draft government regulation, etc. Currently there have been around 130 – 150 SEAs conducted in Indonesia from 2007 to 2013, in which around 28 of them were funded by ESP – DANIDA programme.

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New batch of certified assessors on energy competency ready to support energy conservation in Indonesia

Assessor TrainingESP3 with EBTKE and the National Body of Professional Certification (BNSP) organized a training for potential energy competency assessors in 9-14 November 2015. The competency asessors will assist the professional certification body in providing energy professional certification. To date, there are two energy competency standards issued by the Government of Indonesia, which is for energy auditors and energy managers.

There were 19 certified energy auditors and managers participated in the training. At the end of the training, BNSP conducted an asessment which resulted that all participants are qualified to be certified as energy competency assesors. These newly-certified assessors are expected to actively support the energy competency certification scheme, particularly in responding to the growing demand of certified energy auditors and managers in Indonesia.

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