Sumba will make large steps in the coming years in its ambition to become 100% sustainable. Pondera South East Asia is developing 3 MW of wind energy combined with an energy storage system on Sumba Iconic island.
The wind farm offers many advantages:
- Contribution to the national sustainability objectives;
- Employment opportunities;
- This wind farm will be an example for other Indonesian islands.
Sumba Iconic Island
Since 2010, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and Hivos (NGO development aid organization) are working together to develop the Sumba Iconic Island / Pulau Ikonis Energi Terbarukan program. The program aims to provide reliable energy access to communities living on small and medium-sized islands in Indonesia through the utilization of renewable energy.
The goal is to make electricity derived from renewable energy available to local communities. This program is expected to encourage economic development and improve the welfare of the people of Sumba Island. The project will also serve as an example in the development of renewable energy in Indonesia.