The Sumba Iconic Island project turns alternative renewable into reality, enabling gender-balanced economic well-being by solving Indonesia’s access to electricity.


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Real Lives, Transformed

SII is turning dry savannas into lush vegetable gardens and seasonal artisans into successful weavers. Read on how lives are being transformed from the furthest end of East Sumba to the most remote part of Southwest Sumba.

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Changemakers & Innovators

Whether its carving hills or sharing lands, collaboration is key to Sumba’s geological and social challenges. Read about the kings, village officials, priests and commoners who are working side by side to ensure the success of the SII project.

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Challenges & Opportunities

The SII initiatives has successfully expanded Sumba’s electrification ratio to 40%. New partnerships and a strengthened stakeholders’ commitment will ensure we can reach 100% electrification target by 2025.

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100% Renewable

Up to 37 MW of renewable energy can be harvested in Sumba according to Castlerockasia’s research –enough to supply the island’s electricity needs twice over until 2020. Its success can serve as model for all Indonesia.

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TERANG Project Brings Electricity into 26 Districts – TERANG project or investing new renewable energy in communities is able to bring electricity to 26 districts of Eastern Indonesia.

Based on data from the international development organization Hivos that compiled by Antara in

Hivos’ TERANG Project Provides Electrical Access to 5,079 Households – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) continues to boost up the use of renewable energy in order to achieve the energy mix target as much as 23 percent in 2025. This

Target of the Central Government in 2025: Sumba 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Participants of the coordination meeting, from left: Head of East Nusa Tenggara Energy and Mineral Resources office, Ir. Boni S, Secretary of West Sumba, Drs. Umbu Dingu Dedi, Vice Regent of West Sumba, Marthen Ngailu