Nonsovereign Project | 42916-014 Status: Approved


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Project Number 42916-014
Country Indonesia
Location Sarulla Geothermal Working Area, North Sumatra Province
Approval Number 7397/3089, 7397/8278
Type or Modality of Assistance
7397 Clean Technology Fund USD 80.00 million Committed
7397 Clean Technology Fund USD 80.00 million Committed
7397 Canadian Climate Fund USD 20.00 million Committed
7397 Loan USD 250.00 million Committed
7397 Canadian Climate Fund USD 20.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - geothermal

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Masayuki Kanda
Project Sponsor(s)
Objectives and Scope

The project will help the government advance towards its renewable energy and climate change mitigation goals. Successful implementation of the project and deployment of concessional cofinacing will lead to: (i) increased geothermal power generation in Indonesia; (ii) more private sector investment in the geothermal sector; and (iii) increased electrification rate in


Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project complies with ADB's energy policy supports the development of clean energy with private sector participation. The Project, which is to generate electric power from renewable resources, will reduce greenhouse gas emission from the use of fossil fuels for power generation, to mitigate climate change.

The Project is in line with ADB's Country Strategy and Program for Indonesia 2006-2009, emphasizing physical infrastructure development with private sector investment, strengthening environment and natural resource management, and reducing pollution. As the country's largest single-contract geothermal power project upon completion, the Project is also consistent with ADB's private sector operations in Indonesia, which highlights the development and financing of important infrastructure projects in energy with strong demonstration effect.

Status of Development Objectives To be evaluated upon completion of the Project.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects In compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the project is classified as category A for environment. The potential environmental and social impacts of the project have been identified and effective measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for the adverse impacts are incorporated in the safeguard reports and plans. SOL's institutional capacity to manage the project's social and environmental impacts is deemed adequate. SOL has prepared an environmental and social impact assessment addendum based on (i) supplemental environmental studies and investigation;19 and (ii) an environmental compliance audit report of existing facilities, including a time-bound corrective action plan to meet the Safeguard Policy Statement requirements. An audit of prior land acquisition was conducted and the corrective action plan was prepared to address potential economic impacts on landowners.
Involuntary Resettlement In compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the project is classified as category A for involuntary resettlement. A resettlement plan was prepared to mitigate any potential economic displacement.
Indigenous Peoples In compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the project is classified as category A for indigenous peoples. An indigenous peoples plan has been prepared to mitigate impacts on members of the Batak ethnic group and to maximize project benefits for affected communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Key community concerns raised during consultations included EHS, employment, corporate social responsibility opportunities, and land acquisition impacts. SOL is committed to developing and implementing an EHS management system in line with applicable national legislation and industry codes and standards. Through a contractors' safety management system, SOL has also committed to accord equal priority in the protection of its contractors, vendors, customers, and company employees.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 05 Dec 2013
PDS Creation Date 15 Jun 2010
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Sarulla Geothermal Power Generation Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2013

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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