To ensure that the project is moving forward, beneficiaries are implementing the required controls per schedule and objectives are fully met, the LEAP Indonesia implementers Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) and PT TUV NORD Indonesia held a review forum last June 26 and 28 in Jakarta’s Hotel IBIS and Medan’s Hotel Aryaduta, respectively.
LEAP Indonesia or Leapfrog towards Efficiency And Progress through Low Carbon Economy Indonesia is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project designed to help the businesses from five sectors (Cement, Iron and Steel, Textile, Power Plant and Palm Oil) 1) reduce their Green House Gas emissions, 2) become more energy-efficient and 3) contribute to the national plans of the government towards low-carbon economy.
Led by ASSIST Partnerships and Network Management Director Kamesh Ganeson, TUV Nord Jakarta‘s Eva Pitterling and TUV Nord Medan‘s Ellys Simamora, the review forum covered the project activities since the initial Training of Trainers session in April.
The participants, which included ASSIST local consultants Tommy Julius, Sahrial Hakim and Harris Salleh engaged in an assessment using the 5D (Discover, Define, Document, Deploy and Determine) cycle. Among the factors evaluated were the provision of management support, training and propagation of the ISO 50001 (Energy Management System).
Further, the event served as a venue for providing technical support for the initial Energy Review and Base-lining that the beneficiary companies were supposed to do.
For instance, company representatives needed to understand the process of energy audit, leading them how to track electricity wastage.
The Project Team also revisited the commitments of the company beneficiary with respect to reducing their energy consumption and improving energy performance especially under the ISO 50001.
Based on the review findings, the project team discussed the next steps to take, as well as the measures needed to be in place to ensure smooth project flow.
The LEAP Indonesia initiative is co-financed by PT TUV NORD Indonesia and German development bank DEG. ASSIST offers technical expertise, training and technical assistance to local companies for this project.
It is in line with the Indonesian government‘s mandate that Critical National Infrastructures supporting the electricity generation and distribution reduce the carbon dioxide footprint of energy generation using fossil fuel.