Jawa Power aims to improve its environmental performance by promoting social responsibility and development programs to the community surrounding the project area.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities are focused on Education Quality Improvement, Community Empowerment, Health & Environment Improvement and Development of Renewable Energy.

Education Quality Improvement

The survey carried out in the early days of Jawa Power operation reveals that the community expected improvement in educational facilities. This is why the community development efforts have been concentrated in education so that more children can receive formal education. As an early step, the Company supported renovation of school buildings within the Paiton sub-regency, conducted trainings for the teachers and provided scholarships for students from less fortunate families.

In 2003, Jawa Power in cooperation with the community founded SMP Bhakti Pertiwi (Junior High School), the first full day school in Paiton. There were only 12 students in the first year, but number of students had been increasing every year since then, especially after the school has received “A” accreditation from the Indonesian Ministry of Education. Now the school is among the top ten ranks in East Java in graduation marks. The school received National Adiwiyata Award in 2014.

In 2006, Jawa Power founded SMA Tunas Luhur (Senior High School) so that SMP Bhakti Pertiwi graduates could continue their study. The SMA has also received “A” accreditation and many of its graduates are now studying at well respected universities in Surabaya and Malang. The SMA also received Mandiri Adiwiyata Award from Ministry of Living Environment in 2014. This award is a recognition for schools with good environmental management.

In establishment of the two schools, Jawa Power has the support from the Government of Probolinggo Regency and always maintains close coordination with its Educational Agency (Dinas Pendidikan) in all activities carried out by the schools.

Jawa Power with the support of Dinas Pendidikan dan Badan Lingkungan Hidup Probolinggo dan Situbondo, established “Adiwiyata Forum” in 2013.  The Forum aims to provide guidance to the schools within the regions to achieve Adiwiyata Awards. ADIWIYATA Awards are given to schools which have successfully incorporated environmentally based curriculum.

In 2014, there are 3 schools achieved Nasional Adiwiyata and 2 schools awarded with Mandiri Adiwiyata.Mandiri Adiwiyata is the highest award for the category recognition.

In 2015, there are 3 schools which achieved the Nasional Adiwiyata awards, namely SMPN 1 Situbondo, SMAN 1 Suboh and SMAN 1 Gending. One school has been awarded with Mandiri Adiwiyata, which is SMAN 2 Situbondo.

In 2016, the Forum succeeded in guiding 5 schools to achieve the National Adiwiyata awards. They are SMPN 1 Paiton, MTsN Paiton, SMPN 1 Tongas, SMPN 3 and SMA Asembagus

Community Empowerment

Jawa Power in cooperation with community in Bhinor village founded KSU (Cooperative) Bhinor Jaya Abadi in 2005 . The cooperative currently has 200 members and provides assistance in the form of loans and coaching to the communities to run their small businesses. There are various businesses currently being run by the communities such as handcrafting and fisheries. To improve the credentials of the cooperative, Jawa Power also hires the cooperative as contractor to provide gardening and cleaning services at the power plant. The cooperative is now able to compete with others to get similar contracts from other power plants in Paiton.

Jawa Power is also providing quidance and support to wood crafters at Selobanteng village in business development and they have established a cooperative called Selobanteng Jati Makmur.

In 2014, Jawa Power has started providing guidance and support to the Koperasi Wanita Bhinor Lestari (Women Cooperative) in production of “Green” bags, catering business and local batik production.

In 2015, Jawa Power has guided community in Taman Village to form a cooperative called “KSU Taman Lestari”. The community in Taman Village has been successful in developing a composting process of dry slurry (waste) from domestic biogas units to become organic fertilizer.  They have named the fertilizer as “BIOTAMOR” which is a short for “Biogas Taman Organik”. An independent laboratory test results on this product show that it has better parameters compared to ordinary fertilizer (kompos). The community has enjoyed additional income from the sale of BIOTAMOR.

In 2016, Jawa Power guided establishment of similar organic fertilizer production business with the community in Kotaanyar village.

Community Health Improvement

In 2015, Jawa Power established cooperation with USAID in Puskesmas Best Service program. The program includes improvement in the public service quality, reduction in maternity mortality rate and initiation of early breast feeding. Puskesmas Paiton and Puskesmas Sumberasih have been made as pilot projects for this program.

Development of Renewable Energy

Jawa Power and its plant operator, YTL Jawa Timur, are also focusing on development of renewable (alternative) energy in order to improve the environment and health of the community as well as educating the community with respect to availability of renewable energy sources in the surrounding environment.

Most of the community members own cows. The biological waste from the cows can be put into a process to generate methane or biogas. The biogas can be utilized for cooking and fueling a lamp.  This way, the community can save money normally allocated for buying kerosene or elpiji (liquid petroleum gas).  Domestic biogas provides a cheap and clean energy for surrounding villages and reduces pollutants from cow dung. The reactor is a fixed dome type, made from civil materials (cement, sand, gravel, brick stone) and having the capacity of 6 m3 of storage. It is designed for a family and can convert the waste from (maximum) 6 cows become biogas.

Jawa Power has built 70 biogas units in 2013, 100 units in 2014 and another 100 units in 2015. By end of 2016, there are totally 370 units have been constructed and operational in 20 villages. These biogas units have the following contribution towards the CO2 emission reduction.

Year

Number of unit (cumulative)

Number of cow

Total methane captured (m3)

Equivalent CO2 reduction (ton/year)

2013

70

140

25,550

1,062

2014

170

340

62,050

2,580

2015

270

540

98,550

4,097

2016

370

740

135,050

5,614

With the increasing number of biogas units within the area and the successful production of BIOTAMOR, Jawa Power has created an added value on cow waste as well as the dry slurry produced from biogas process. The cow waste is required to commission a new biogas unit as well as to maintain the biogas production on daily basis. The community is no longer dumping cow waste into the rivers or at the back of their houses.  This has created a healthier living environment for them.

Microhydro is also one of the renewable sources of energy which Jawa Power has developed, in addition to the biogas. Microhydro has been chosen because of its low investment cost and the continuously available river flow in some of the remote villages. A pilot project was constructed and handed over to the community in Kedung Sumur village in August 2012.  Its power capacity of 1,900 watts is sufficient to light up 15 to 20 houses in the village. With this program, Jawa Power aims to support the community which have no access to electricity from the national grid. Jawa Power constructed 10 microhydro units within 2013, 10 units in 2014, 10 units in 2015 and another 5 units in 2016. Total installed capacity is now 90 kW.

The design is a unique concept in the irrigation streams giving multi-function of farming as well as lighting. The local communities participated by providing land and building materials such as stone and sand. The contribution towards CO2 emission reduction is given below.

Year

Number of unit (cumulative)

Installed capacity (kW)

Total electricity generated (kWh/year)

Equivalent CO2 reduction (ton/year)

2013

10

18.6

162,936

145

2014

20

41.6

364,416

324

2015

30

71.6

627,216

559

2016

35

90

788,400

702

Since 2014, Jawa Power has been developing Solar Power program for street lighting in the surrounding villages. The design of solar cell panel and lamp post was made in-house and manufacture and installation have been carried out by local stakeholders including students. The program is intended to help the community obtain electricity for its daily needs, especially lighting in those remote areas where no electricity transmission lines are available. Priority is area located in a coastal area, Paiton. By the end 2016, 78 units have been installed in 9 villages with total installed capacity of 23 kWp.

Year

Number of unit (cumulative)

Installed capacity (WP)

Total electricity generated (kWh/year)

Equivalent CO2 reduction (ton/year)

2014

19

2,110

1,848

1.65

2015

47

6,090

5,335

4.76

2016

78

23,030

20,174

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Randutatah Nature Conservation and Community Empowerment Program

Jawa Power is also participating in mangrove and beach pine planting activity. This is in line with the initiatives to revegetate the Paiton coastal lines by the Government of Probolinggo and Ministry of Environment. The Company planted 5,000 mangroves and 8,000 sea pines (casuarina equisetifolia) in 2013. In 2014, Jawa Power started providing guidance and support to Kelompok Tani Pantai Harapan at Randutatah village in developing a nursery for sea pine. That year, Jawa Power planted 14,200 mangroves and 8,000 sea pines as well as nursery for 8,000 sea pine trees.

21,000 mangroves and 8,000 sea pines were then planted in 2015, whilst the nursery produced 18,000 sea pine trees. The area is now being developed to become an integrated center for nature conservation and eco-tourism. Jawa Power has presented a Master Plan for development of Randutatah beach area to the Government of Probolinggo Regency. The Master Plan was discussed and approved in January 2016.  The development is being conducted jointly between the Probolinggo Government and Jawa Power. 15,000 mangroves and 10,000 sea pines were planted in 2016.

Jawa Power also cooperates with the local community in developing the beach area to become a mangrove center and nursery. The Randutatah beach has become a destination for the local people to spend time with their families. The local community has secured additional income benefit from the nursery and entrance fee to the beach.

This program at Randutatah beach (also called Jangkar Randutatah or JRT) has contributed to environmental preservation and community empowerment in the area. Sustainability of this program has been secured through involvement of the Probolinggo Government.

 

 

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