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.

ESP3 supports Directorate of Energy Conservation in EBTKE ConEx 2015

EBTKE ConEx 2015

During the 4th Indonesia EBTKE ConEx 2015, 19-21 August 2015, ESP3 supports a Directorate of Energy Conservation booth together with DG of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, MEMR. The ConEx is a major national event involving all stakeholders in the field of new energy, renewable energy and energy conservation.
ESP3 also present its support and program for clean energy in Indonesia during the 2nd day conference. Dr. Peter Oksen, ESP3’s National Programme Advisor, presented the audience Denmark’s experience in renewable energy and energy conservation.

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Burung Indonesia receives grant to continue ecosystem restoration in Hutan Harapan

Hutan Harapan JambiOn 3 July 2015, the Royal Danish Embassy – DANIDA and Burung Indonesia signed an agreement for new grant of 7 million DKK for restoration of Hutan Harapan.

Hutan Harapan is a 98,555 ha former logging concession located in south-central Sumatra, and is one of the only remaining tropical forests of its type. The forest is home to a diverse plant and animal life, including the extremely threatened Sumatran tiger. Surrounded by oil palm or pulp-and-paper plantations, Hutan Harapan is also one of the only remaining forests available to the indigenous forest dwelling tribes, locally known as Bathin Sembilan.

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ESP3 Programme Steering Committee approve Review Mission Recommendations, Annual Progress Report 2014 and Workplan 2015-2018

4th PSC Meeting GroupPictureOn 21 May 2015 the ESP3 Programme Steering Committee (PSC) held their fourth regular meeting to assess programme progress and make strategic decisions for the coming programme period. ESP3 has recently undergone a mid-term review and the review recommendations were presented to the PSC for discussion and approval. The recommendations, which include a programme extension for certain programme activities until 2018 and allocation of a ‘bridging fund’ for Harapan Rainforest until end-2015 were approved.

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The Danish Ambassador ready to get his shoes dirty for the environment!

Danish Ambassador visit CJThe ESP3 team in Central Java had a great day on 27th May, bringing the Danish Ambassador, Casper Klynge, to the province and showing him some of our work in progress there – not to mention meeting the provincial governor Ganjar Pranowo and mayor of Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi. We made an early morning visit to the Semarang City landfill where ESP3 is working towards installing landfill gas collection and electrification activities that could deliver power to up to 650 homes.

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