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Environmental and Social Risks Aspects (ESRA) Training 2018

26 September 2018

USAID ICED II and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through its project, The Indonesian NAMAs Financing Support (INFIS), continue supporting Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) in implementing sustainable finance by improving the capacity of Indonesia’s financial institutions.

In 2018, USAID ICED II and GIZ INFIS hold three batches of Environmental and Social Risks Aspect (ESRA) Training in renewable energy projects, especially those using mini hydro and solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Each batch of the training takes three and a half day of in-class sessions with group works and a site visit to a nearby project location. The training also measures participants’ level of understanding by comparing score of tests before and after the training.

In Bali, from July 3-6, 2018, a total of 28 participants who are staff of state-owned commercial banks, commercial banks, and other financial institutions took part in the training. The training ended with a visit to 1 Megawatt peak Bangli Solar PV Power Plant near Denpasar, Bali and a group work.

In Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, from July 17-20, a total of 33 participants, who are also staff of state-owned commercial banks, commercial banks, and other financial institutions took part in the training. They learned more technical details of a mini hydro power plant by visiting 4 Megawatt Kokok Putih Mini Hydro Power Plant in Lombok Timur, West Nusa Tenggara.

From July 31-August 3, 2018 the ESRA Training returned to Bali, where a total of 34 participants from 15 financial institutions got firsthand experience of actual operations and set-up of 1 Megawatt peak (MWp) Kubu Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant in Karangasem, Bali.

The last batch of training takes place in Bali from September 25-28, 2018 with a total of 24 participants from various financial institutions. This batch focuses on mini hydro power plant.