Clean Power Indonesia (CPI)

Clean Power Indonesia is the first company in Asia Pacific that implemented the concept of community-based biomass distributed power for rural and island communities in Indonesia.

CPI was founded in 2012 by Jaya Wahono, a fervent advocate of renewable energy development in Indonesia, and his partner Richard Lasut.  It has now grown into a team that champions renewable energy efforts throughout Indonesia, initiating and developing green prosperity projects in 3T areas.

Green prosperity is inspired by what CPI calls “Listrik Gotong Royong”.  Gotong royong is the Indonesian concept of carrying a burden (gotong) as a community (royong), with each member of the community contributing to the tasks at hand. In the realm of electrification, the gotong royong approach is threefold:

Assessment and understanding of electrification requirements. It is never one size fits all in the electricity provision process. By assessing and tuning into the needs before constructing, it becomes clear that some locations and communities would merely require an off grid system that is renewable based, with credit access to electricity saving tools.

Connecting the dots. The development of a power plant should be able to meet other infrastructural developments and cannot be a stand-alone effort. The increase of health, educational and industrial facilities benefit the communities and must be realized with an adequate supply of electricity.

Affordability and sustainability. The work does not stop once access to electricity has been provided because access is not the sole purpose of electrification. Gotong royong is a collaborative effort for a long-term good, and a power plant should provide long-term benefits to the users in a sustainable ecosystem. Can the electricity remain affordable and reliable in the long run? And how can it improve not just the living standards but also the livelihood and the environment of the surrounding communities?

CPI believes that communities are at the center of any green energy effort, and that they should be experiencing an improved wellbeing that covers their living conditions (access to reliable electricity and to economic opportunities) and their environment (restored and habitable land conditions).

Milestones

  • Target operation of the proposed development of Biomass Gasification at Ponu, Atambua, Soe and Kefamenanu, East Nusa Tenggara.

  • Target start of construction for 500 MW scale up through out Indonesia.

  • Target construction of the proposed development of Biomass Gasification at Ponu, Atambua, Soe and Kefamenanu, East Nusa Tenggara.

  • Target discussions with strategic investors for 500 MW scale up through out Indonesia.

  • Discussions with potential partners and funding sources for the proposed development of Biomass Gasification at Ponu, Atambua, Soe and Kefamenanu, East Nusa Tenggara.

  • Signing MOU with Defense University (UNHAN) on the development of military microgrid in Atambua.

  • January: submission of the Final Pre-Feasibility Study of 1 MW Biomass Gasification at Ponu, East Nusa Tenggara.

  • 5th May: signed a contract with European Climate Fund to prepare a Pre-Feasibility Study of 15 MW Biomass Gasification at Atambua, Soe and Kefamenanu, East Nusa Tenggara.

  • November: submission of the Final Pre-Feasibility Study of 15 MW Biomass Gasification at Atambua, Soe and Kefamenanu, East Nusa Tenggara.

  • 22nd July: signed a contract with Global Green Growth Institute to prepare a Pre-Feasibility Study of 1 MW Biomass Gasification at Ponu, East Nusa Tenggara.

  • 19th September: the operation commencement ceremony of the Biomass Power Plants in Mentawai by the Minister of National Planning / Bappenas.

  • January – April: construction of Biomass power plants in Mentawai.

  • April: construction completed.

  • July: handover the completed Power Plants to Ministry of National Planning / Bappenas.

  • 20th March: signing a grant agreement with MCA Indonesia for the development of 750 KW Biomass Power Plants in 3 villages in Siberut Island, Mentawai, West Sumatra.

  • March – December: construction of Biomass power plants in Mentawai.

  • Preparation & submission of the Feasibility Study and Business Plan for the Biomass Power Plants in Mentawai to MCA Indonesia.

  • 17th August: conducted a socialization with the community in Siberut Island, Mentawai on the proposed power plants development.

  • Applied for a grant to MCA Indonesia for the proposed Biomass Power Plants in Mentawai.

Our Team

Dr. Parlindungan Purba

President Commissioner

Parlindungan is a member of MPR/DPD of North Sumatra in 2004 - 2019, focusing on development and management in the field of infrastructure, nature and economic resources. He is also a renowned and active chairman in KADIN for the policy of marine and fisheries and chairman of the Indonesia Electrical Power Society.

Maria Wahono

Commissioner

Maria Wahono, Maria graduated with a BA in Economics and Finance from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA in 1996 and a MB in Accounting from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 2005. She has developed an extensive career in corporate finance/project finance for more than 20 years. Maria began her career at Arthur Andersen in 1996, where she was exposed to private and public companies engaged in business and corporate finance consulting services. Prior to joining Clean Power Indonesia in July 2015, she worked at Thiess Indonesia, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group Australia, for almost 10 years overseeing Thiess Toll Road Concessions. And prior to working at Thiess she worked in an Investment Banking company.

Jaya Wahono

President Director

Jaya Wahono, Entrepreneur, consultant and engineer who has been working in 3 different continents: Asia, Africa and North America. Founder of Clean Power Indonesia, an Independent Power Producer that specializes in biomass gasification technology and based in Indonesia. Since its founding in 2013, Clean Power Indonesia has grown to become the recipient of Frost and Sullivan Indonesia Excellence Award 2015, 2016 and Sankalp Forum Award 2015 as recognition to its effort in renewable energy sector and rural electrification development. Jaya is currently the Vice Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce on Renewable Energy. Jaya graduated with BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1993 and MSc in Engineering Economics from George Washington University, Washington, DC in 1996.

Richard Lasut

Director

Richard Lasut, a professional lawyer who has considerable experience in corporate and investment work, advising domestic and foreign clients on acquisitions and joint ventures in the form of a local company or a foreign investment company (PMA’s). He has been involved in a wide variety of corporate transactions including share and asset transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and financings. He is a member of the Capital Market Legal Consultants Association (HKHPM).

Ian Malana

Project Director

Ian Malana, an Engineer specialized in Power Generation business with 24-years’ experience in the power sector. His professional experience includes Renewable Energy, Biomass based power generation, Waste to Energy and Energy Advisory. Holder of M.Sc in Project Management, Construction Management, and Business Administration from Oregon State University, Oregon, USA and Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung.

Lukman Prananto

Project Manager

Lukman, an engineer and researcher specialized in renewable energy power plants, with several publications in Q1 Journal (H-Index: 4). His professional experience includes thermal power generation, renewable energy financing, non-government budget project financing, energy policy planning, and waste-to-energy development. Holder of M.Eng in Renewable Energy from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung.

Neville Kemp

Technical Advisor

Neville Kemp, a Professional Forester and Ecologist with more than 20 years of experience in FSC forestry, Oil Palm, mining, carbon, conservation and community development projects throughout Indonesia and South East Asia. Past projects include working for Conservation International, USAID and Siberut National Park for improving forest and biodiversity management, environmental governance and spatial planning and private sector engagement. Now director of PT Ekologika Consultants.

Misty Diansharira

Technical Advisor

Misty Diansharira obtained her MA in Organizational Anthropology in the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She handled local and international brands in her agency years at Mullen Lowe, but found most of her fulfilment in handling community development projects in the villages of Lombok and Sumatra. This includes co-curating communication concepts and developing advocacy programs and collaborations between CSO’s, government officials, and donors.

Dr. Parlindungan Purba

President Commissioner

Parlindungan is a member of MPR/DPD of North Sumatra in 2004 - 2019, focusing on development and management in the field of infrastructure, nature and economic resources. He is also a renowned and active chairman in KADIN for the policy of marine and fisheries and chairman of the Indonesia Electrical Power Society.

Maria Wahono

Commissioner

Maria Wahono, Maria graduated with a BA in Economics and Finance from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA in 1996 and a MB in Accounting from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 2005. She has developed an extensive career in corporate finance/project finance for more than 20 years. Maria began her career at Arthur Andersen in 1996, where she was exposed to private and public companies engaged in business and corporate finance consulting services. Prior to joining Clean Power Indonesia in July 2015, she worked at Thiess Indonesia, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group Australia, for almost 10 years overseeing Thiess Toll Road Concessions. And prior to working at Thiess she worked in an Investment Banking company.

Jaya Wahono

President Director

Jaya Wahono, Entrepreneur, consultant and engineer who has been working in 3 different continents: Asia, Africa and North America. Founder of Clean Power Indonesia, an Independent Power Producer that specializes in biomass gasification technology and based in Indonesia. Since its founding in 2013, Clean Power Indonesia has grown to become the recipient of Frost and Sullivan Indonesia Excellence Award 2015, 2016 and Sankalp Forum Award 2015 as recognition to its effort in renewable energy sector and rural electrification development. Jaya is currently the Vice Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce on Renewable Energy. Jaya graduated with BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1993 and MSc in Engineering Economics from George Washington University, Washington, DC in 1996.

Richard Lasut

Director

Richard Lasut, a professional lawyer who has considerable experience in corporate and investment work, advising domestic and foreign clients on acquisitions and joint ventures in the form of a local company or a foreign investment company (PMA’s). He has been involved in a wide variety of corporate transactions including share and asset transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and financings. He is a member of the Capital Market Legal Consultants Association (HKHPM).

Ian Malana

Project Director

Ian Malana, an Engineer specialized in Power Generation business with 24-years’ experience in the power sector. His professional experience includes Renewable Energy, Biomass based power generation, Waste to Energy and Energy Advisory. Holder of M.Sc in Project Management, Construction Management, and Business Administration from Oregon State University, Oregon, USA and Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung.

Lukman Prananto

Project Manager

Lukman, an engineer and researcher specialized in renewable energy power plants, with several publications in Q1 Journal (H-Index: 4). His professional experience includes thermal power generation, renewable energy financing, non-government budget project financing, energy policy planning, and waste-to-energy development. Holder of M.Eng in Renewable Energy from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung.

Neville Kemp

Technical Advisor

Neville Kemp, a Professional Forester and Ecologist with more than 20 years of experience in FSC forestry, Oil Palm, mining, carbon, conservation and community development projects throughout Indonesia and South East Asia. Past projects include working for Conservation International, USAID and Siberut National Park for improving forest and biodiversity management, environmental governance and spatial planning and private sector engagement. Now director of PT Ekologika Consultants.

Misty Diansharira

Technical Advisor

Misty Diansharira obtained her MA in Organizational Anthropology in the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She handled local and international brands in her agency years at Mullen Lowe, but found most of her fulfilment in handling community development projects in the villages of Lombok and Sumatra. This includes co-curating communication concepts and developing advocacy programs and collaborations between CSO’s, government officials, and donors.

Contact us

CPI continues to initiate and develop Green Prosperity projects throughout the archipelago with renowned funding partners (MCA-I, GGGI, DANIDA, INBAR, SMI, ECF), project development partners (IKPT, Ankur, Cifor, Indonesia Power, Ekologika, ITDC, Flobamor), and government partners (BAPPENAS, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of India).

For any of your queries, please email ibu Maria Wahono at m.wahono@cleanpowerindonesia.com.

Contact us

CPI continues to initiate and develop Green Prosperity projects throughout the archipelago with renowned funding partners (MCA-I, GGGI, DANIDA, INBAR, SMI, ECF), project development partners (IKPT, Ankur, Cifor, Indonesia Power, Ekologika, ITDC, Flobamor), and government partners (BAPPENAS, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of India).

For any of your queries, please email ibu Maria Wahono at
m.wahono@cleanpower indonesia.com.