Problem identification of micro hydro power plant program in East Java Province

S. H. Kusuma, B. U. Aulia, Sardjito, N. Farikha

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The availability of electricity is an important necessity in life to support the economic and social activities of the community such as industry, agriculture, household and trade. Without sufficient access to electricity, the goals of community economic and social development will not be achieved. One of the East Java Provincial Government's efforts to meet its electricity needs is to build renewable energy sources such as micro-hydro power plants (or PLTMH in Indonesian) which are planned to be developed in 21 regencies or cities. However, until now the development of the PLTMH has not been implemented perfectly. Therefore, this research was conducted to determine the extent of the progress of the PLTMH development, factors that caused problems in the development of PLTMH, and recommendations for solving problems such as what could be formulated. The method used in this study is through qualitative descriptive analysis with indepth interview and using root cause analysis. Based on the results of this study it is known that the main thing that caused problems in the construction of the PLTMH was the existence of constraints in planning and financing. The recommendation for solving the problems obtained from this study is the need for technical planning and budgeting with financing schemes that can be sourced from the government or the private sector.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012038
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019
Event2018 CITIES International Conference: Spatial Economic Transport Interaction for Sustainable Development - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 24 Oct 201825 Oct 2018


  • electricity
  • micro hydro power plant (PLTMH)
  • root cause


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