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Detail of GEF Project #141

GEF Project ID141
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Development
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Approval Date1995-10-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1997-06-24
Project Cancellation Date2001-06-15
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyNational Power Utility (PLN)
DescriptionThis project will finance about ten mini-hydro projects and one mini-geothermal project to displace high-cost, isolated diesel power generation operations in remote areas of eastern Indonesia. The project will provide technical assistance to PLN (the national electricity utility) to strengthen its capacity to mainstream renewable energy development into its operations.
Implementation StatusAt the time of CEO endorsement of the Indonesia Renewable Energy Small Power Project (RESPP), the World Bank had advised GEFSEC that the project -- which was approved for work program entry in October 1995 with an allocation of $6 million -- was being split into two separate projects: the Renewable Energy Small Private Power Project (for $4 million) and the Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Project ($2 million). The RESPP, as originally designed and approved for Work Program entry by the GEF Council in October 1995, consisted of two components: (1) small-scale private biomass power generation (GEF grant $4 million) and (2) technical assistance to PLN (the Indonesian power utility) to integrate renewable energy development into power supply planning (GEF grant $2 million). At appraisal in mid-1996, due to PLN's lack of compliance with the financial covenants in on-going Bank loans, the project was split into two separate private and public components. The private component with GEF financing of $4 million (still called RESPP) was appraised and approved by the Board, and received CEO endorsement in March 1997. However the Indonesian Government declined to make the loan and grant effective, and both were cancelled in mid-1998. The PLN component and its associated GEF grant ($2 million) was renamed the Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Project. Due to Indonesia's difficult economic situation and PLN's continuing financial problems, the project has not proceeded to appraisal. The World Bank has dropped the Eastern Indonesia Renewable Energy Project from further project preparation.
GEF Project Grant
2,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
56,800,000 USD
Project Cost
58,800,000 USD
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