Light Up Dark Village in North Bengkulu, Government Distributes 403 Energy –Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE) Units Sunday, January 6, 2019

  • 2019.01.07 Monday
  • 19:26


Public Relations EBTKE



North Bengkulu - The government is giving the Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE) to the Dark Village  again , in an effort to provide information to people who have not yet enjoyed electricity and are located in remote, under development and outermost areas to create equitable energy. This time it was the turn of North Bengkulu Regency to get the distribution of Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE)  by the Government through the Directorate General of New Energy, Renewable and Energy Conservation (DG EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM).


"The Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE) program is a program from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, one of the President's Nawacita programs. We all know in Indonesia that many have not enjoyed electricity until now, one of them is Suka Baru Village," said Geothermal Director Ida Nuryatin Finahari, when delivering symbolic of the Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE)  to representatives of the community of Suka Baru Village, North Bengkulu Regency on Sunday (6/1).


Suka Baru Village is one of the darkest villages in North Bengkulu that received Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE)  in 2018. This year, North Bengkulu Regency received an allocation of 403 units of Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE) in various villages in 2 sub-districts, namely Desa Suka Maju and Suka Baru located in in Marga Sakti Seblat District and Lebong Mark Village in Napal Putih District.


"Before we received of this solar lamp, for about 20 years we used oil lamps. In the night time lighting, my child learned to use oil lamps," said Daut Sanusi, a resident of the Suka Suka Village community. Daut expressed his happiness at the distribution of the Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE) and thanked for this blessing.


On the same occasion the Head of the North Bengkulu Community Empowerment Service said that there were still thousands of people in North Bengkulu Regency who had not yet enjoyed electricity. They asked the Transportation Agency to propose an Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE)  request again. " Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE)  is very economical because it does not need tokens, only by the heat of the sun that it can deliver lights. Hopefully the children of the nation with lights that are bright enough, learning is not difficult in lighting so it is to increase learning spirit," he said.


Ida revealed that there are still many people in Indonesia who have not received electricity, while the State Budget (APBN) is limited. In 2018, the total distribution of LTSHE reached around 172,000 units spread across 16 provinces and this program will continue in 2019. Therefore the North Bengkulu Regency Government can submit a proposal to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources through the Provincial Government if there are still pitch black villages in the region requires installation of Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE).


"Head department said there were less than 1,000, please submit a proposal to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources through the District Government or the Provincial Government to enter the program in 2019," said Ida. "Hopefully, with the installation of Energy-Saving Solar Lamp (LTSHE), this will provide benefits for all people in here. This is what the Government can contribute, especially the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources," she concluded. (sk)