The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded tech firm, Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a five-year, US$38.8 million, Sustainable Energy for Advancing Resilience contract to support Indonesia in delivering reliable and sustainable energy services - Photo by the Company

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded consultant firm, Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a five-year’ US$38.8 million Sustainable Energy for Advancing Resilience (USAID SINAR) contract to support Indonesia in delivering reliable and sustainable energy services.

The chairman and CEO of the company, Dan Batrack, commented, “We look forward to continuing to use our expertise to create resilient energy solutions for the people of Indonesia.”

Indonesian government targeting to achieve its sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the energy sector, including expanding and improving energy services and increasing use of renewable energy resources. The country is among the world’ top-ten natural gas and coal producers, and has abundant solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal resources, with a commitment to move toward a low-carbon future.

USAID SINAR helped the country through Indonesia Clean Energy Development (ICED) Project, which began in 2011 and runs through 2020. Now in its second phase, ICED is the centerpiece of USAID and Indonesia’ development support in the energy sector.

Indonesian government targeting to achieve its SDGs in the energy sector, including expanding and improving energy services and increasing use of renewable energy resources. By 2030, the nation has committed to a 29 percent reduction in the country’ greenhouse gas emissions relative to “business as usual” and up to 41 percent with international assistance.

And by 2025, plans for 23 percent of final energy to come from renewable energy. In the past eight years, ICED provided technical assistance to a pipeline of 271 clean energy projects with a combined generating capacity of 3,025 megawatts (MW).

As a result of the assistance, Indonesia has reduced 4.8 million metric tons of CO2e emissions (37.3 million metric tons by 2030), proposed, adopted, and implemented 35 clean energy laws, policies or regulations, installed 220 MW of renewable energy capacity and helped 667 MW achieve financial close, mobilized over $1.7 billion in clean energy investments, and brought electricity fueled by clean energy to over 1.6 million people.

Tetra Tech part in these projects are assisting provinces in preparing their first long-term energy plans, developing and revising their plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector, mapping village electricity access and the least-cost means of meeting unserved and underserved households.

Then, developing guidelines for interconnecting distributed renewable energy generation (less than 10 MW) to state firm, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara‘ medium-voltage distribution system, providing technical and economic input to the first national rooftop solar PV regulation, and creating a framework for achieving SDGs of clean and affordable energy.

Beside USAID SINAR, both parties also run LESTARI project in Indonesia, which supports the government to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and conserve biodiversity in carbon-rich, biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems. Deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia are a result of a complex dynamic of political, economic, and institutional drivers.

On three of Indonesia’s largest islands, Tetra Tech’ project activities target six strategic areas including Aceh, Central Kalimantan, and Papua landscapes. Through LESTARI‘ Tetra Tech has helped reclaim more than 8 million hectares of forest and put them under improvement management, including the critical orangutan forest habitat, which reduces the threat of poaching.

LESTARI also assisted with a 41 percent decrease in CO2-equivalent emissions, helping Indonesia decrease GHGs and increase forest and key species conservation.

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