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Investigating the use of energy and water in villages in the East Mesuji region of Sumatra, Indonesia

Taufik, A. and Whale, J. (2010) Investigating the use of energy and water in villages in the East Mesuji region of Sumatra, Indonesia. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 66 . pp. 1449-1458.

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Abstract

Lampung, Sumatra is one of the targeted areas of the millennium development goal (MDG) in Indonesia, particularly related issues on energy and healthy water. The aim of this paper is to look at the impact of programs related to drinking water and renewable energy projects on two villages in the East Mesuji region of Lampung through field observations (conducted in the villages of Tanjung Menang and Tanjung Mas Makmur) and interview. The interviews were given to community leaders in the village of Tanjung Menang. The results show that both villages have continuing problems in regard to poor water quality, sanitation, short energy supplies, vulnerable to increasing energy prices, environmental degradation. The renewable energy projects were not successful due to a variety of issues including ownership, overestimating usage and underestimating affordability, use of the technology for applications that it was not designed for and lack of adequate training for the villagers.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Energy
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12964
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