Indonesia: Java-Bali 500kV Power Transmission Crossing

Sovereign Project | 42362-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Java-Bali 500kV Power Transmission Crossing
Project Number 42362-012
Country Indonesia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7325-INO: Java-Bali 500kV Power Transmission Crossing
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Java and Bali Islands

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

PLN consulted with stakeholders, including affected communities and government officials, during the design and project preparation stage. Local communities are consulted as part of the social and resettlement study to gather their views on the project. All affected people have been consulted on a one-to-one basis through questionnaire surveys. Additionally, focus group discussions are conducted within the project influence areas. Consultations will continue during the entire project cycle according to a stakeholder participation plan. Detailed information on participation and consultation process during project design is given below.

Social assessment and focus group discussion were undertaken to address and ensure social concerns in project designing and selection of options for interconnection. As an integral part of safeguard assessment, affected communities and affected people were directly involved in the consultation. All stakeholders and affected people were informed about the project, its potential impacts and benefits. Information dissemination will continue during project implementation. Consultations were also held to ensure participation and minimization of the negative impacts. Given lack of reliable electricity supply public opinion makers were asked whether power interconnection would be a viable alternative to improve existing electricity supply in Bali.

In addition to consultation meetings with affected people and communities through survey and focused group discussion (FGD), PLN conducted interactive meetings with various parties including provincial authorities and Ministry of Forestry and Ministry of Environment, to discuss the salient features of the project and its impacts on two National Parks and Coastal area along with its projected benefits to the community of Java and Bali regions. Meetings with district/sub district leaders and religious groups in Bali were also held to find discuss social issues and approval on the project has been obtained from this groups. On the basis of deliberations, a consensus emerged from the survey of affected families, FGD and interactive meetings that the power interconnection project implementation would result in a better alternate to increase access to secured electricity supply with a wide range of benefits to the community. Additionally, consultations will be continued during project implementation period for smooth land acquisition, implementation of environmental management plan and implementation of project.

During Project Implementation

Consultation and Participation was considered as a part of the more extensive land acquisition and resettlement planning exercise. The process will continue during the implementation of the project where views and concerns of all stakeholders will be taken into consideration and addressed. Local customs, religious practices, and traditional activities have been considered as a fully integrated part of the preparation process to avoid discrimination and/or disruption of activities. PLN will ensure that essential participation process will be continued throughout the project implementation.

A participation strategy is streamlined throughout the project cycle and incorporated in the social safeguard documents to ensure that different stakeholders will continue to participate during project implementation. A detailed communication strategy for the project during implementation is being prepared which will be completed by June 2014.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

45 person-months of consulting services (22 person-months of international consulting inputs and 23 person-months of domestic consulting inputs): (i) HVAC Power Planning Specialist (3 person-months international - 3 person-months national); (ii) HVAC Transmission Specialist and Team Leader (5 person-months international - 5 person-months national); (iii) Submarine Cable Specialist (3 person-months international); (iv) Economist (2 person-months international - 2 person-months national); (v) Financial Analyst (3 person-months international - 3 person months national); (vi) Environmental Specialist (3 person-months international and 4 person-months national); (vii) Social Specialist (3 person-months international and 4 person-months national).

Subsequent to the above firm, Eight additional individual consultants of different expertise were recruited to conduct further due diligence to design the ensuing project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Aruna Wanniachchi Kankanamalage
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
P.T. Perusahaan Listrik Negara
Mr Bambang Praptono
Jl Trunojoyo Block M I/135


Concept Clearance 23 Apr 2009
Fact Finding 26 Feb 2009 to 27 Feb 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2014

TA 7325-INO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Aug 2009 01 Sep 2009 01 Sep 2009 31 May 2010 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 03 Aug 2009 998,205.05

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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