The people of Puncak Jaya and Paniai regencies in Papua Province can now enjoy the light at night with the presence of more than 47 thousand Energy Saving Solar Lights (LTSHE).
In detail, 47,416 units of LTSHE have been distributed to the interior communities of West Papua, including 42,111 for Puncak Jaya and 5,305 units for Paniai, all of which are sourced from the State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2018.
The average Puncak Jaya community lives in very steep valleys and slopes with very high rainfall and the weather is uncertain, lighting is also limited. Previously, lighting in the house only used candles or lamp lamps, houses and honai were completely dark, said Deputy Regent of Puncak Jaya, Deinas Geley.
Deinas said, with the presence of LTSHE illuminating the honai in Puncak Jaya supporting the activities of its citizens, especially children who can now study at night. Now, in this era of excellent technology and communication people can move well because of the LTSHE illuminating homes and honai-honai in Puncak Jaya, especially children are now happy to be able to study at night as well as mamak who will cook at night the day is not dark, he added.
Puncak Jaya community itself welcomed the installation of LTSHE in the region.We are very grateful for the Central Government of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources for providing information through LTSHE.
We used to live in the dark honai inside the house, it was clear that we only used candles and lamps, we were afraid because there were some honai that were burned because the honai was made of wood, now it’s bright thanks to LTSHE our children can study at night without having to find lighting and no need to leave the house,” said Otius Enumbi, a community leader in Puncak Jaya.
Director General of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) FX Sutijastoto, who was present in the Puncak Jaya Regency today (3/15) revealed that the arrival of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources representatives emphasized the Government’s seriousness in providing energy access to communities throughout Indonesia, including West Papua.
We not only divide, but how to plan infrastructure, especially in areas that have not yet been electrified. Initially LTSHE in the future with sustainable electricity could even boost the economy and increase electrification to be very good, Sutijastoto said.