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South Pole Holding AG

50 MW Sipansihaporas Hydro Power Plant, North Sumatra



Renewable energy

Project activity

Hydropower, Grid Connected Electricity


About the project

Indonesia has great potential for hydro energy resources that are not yet fully exploited. According to the national energy policy, the potential capacity of hydro resources in Indonesia is 75,000 MW of which only 3,200 MW has so far been used to generate electricity (including captive power and private entities). The project is a new run-off-river hydropower plant in North Sumatra Province in Indonesia. The key purpose of the project is to utilize the hydrological resources of the Sibuluan River and another three lateral tributaries, thus a renewable source of energy, generating zero emission electricity to be transmitted to the Sumatra grid (hereafter referred to as the grid) through the Sibolga PLN substations. The electricity currently generated by the grid is relatively carbon intensive. It will displace fossil-fuel-based power plants and reduce the associated GHG emissions with fossil-fuel-based power plant in Sumatra grid. Therefore, the project activity is reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The total installed capacity of the Project is 50 MW, comprised of a 33 MW and a 17 MW turbine, with annual energy generation of the project of 214,800 MWh, in which all of power generated will be delivered to the Sumatra grid. The electricity currently generated by the grid is relatively carbon intensive.

Co-benefits certification

Social Carbon

SDG benefits


SDG 15 - Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.


SDG 13 - Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.


SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.


SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.


SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.


SDG 4 - Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.


SDG 1 - No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.


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