Technical Support Unit TSU, Energising Development II, Indonesia
The objective of the TSU is to ensure that Mini Hydropower (MHP) schemes financed with Green PNPM block grants fulfill a number of minimum requirements crucial for their sustainable preparation, implementation, and subsequent operation and management. The TSU reviews all MHP project proposals submitted by participating communities through Green PNPM. In practical terms, ‘green’ facilitators refer village proposals for MHP schemes to the TSU for feasibility assessments and detailed design. Upon approved funding for the MHP, TSU provides support during the tendering phase and is responsible for the quality monitoring of construction activities.
The TSU supports communities to plan and build MHP schemes under the Green PNPM and provides training on operation, maintenance and management including the promotion of income-generating, productive end-use of energy. Additionally, the TSU provides training to local MHP hardware and service providers to ensure they have the capacity to produce and maintain quality equipment for construction of MHP schemes within their geographic area of operations. The TSU consists of one coordinating office in Jakarta and four field offices located within Green PNPM’s target provinces in Padang (Sumatra), Makassar (Sulawesi), Mamasa (Sulawesi). It is envisaged that approximately 200 TSU-supported MHP plants are constructed and commissioned during the duration of the project.
The following services were provided by today’s staff of Skat:
- assistance in site identification and feasibility studies including training for local staff on measurement of head and flow
- support and training for set up of management structures and procedures
- different activities to promote productive use of energy
- comprehensive capacity building and development of media: editing and authoring narration for films on productive use of energy and on institutional set-up including financial management and on site identification methods including hydrological aspects, drafting of posters, manuals etc.
- backstopping of comprehensive impact monitoring activities
- management of monitoring on “output level” and “outcome level”