A Lesson Learnt: The Operation of Community-Based Micro-Hydro Power of Wangan Aji
Community participation is a key factor for sustainable clean energy deployment. Micro-Hydro Power (MHP) built in Wangan Aji is one of the success stories of community-based clean energy implementation in Indonesia. The Wangan Aji MHP plant was constructed as run-off river utilizing the irrigation channel of Wangan Aji, Wonosobo, Central Java Province. It consists of 2 (two) propeller turbines with a capacity of 70 kW, each. Under its Poverty and Environment Program (PEP), ADB has assisted the Government of Indonesia to implement MHP Wangan Aji as a pilot intervention.
Wangan Aji MHP has been commissioned and put into parallel operation through medium voltage (20 kV) of the utility grid since August 2007. Since then, the operation and maintenance of the plant by the Cooperative of Traditional School Student Roudlotuth Tholibin (KOPONTREN).