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Energy Use in Petungkriyono Forest (bahasa Indonesia)

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A view of mountains in the Petungkriyono forest area, Indonesia.
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Discussions about forests cannot be separated from their function and survival. Often the forest is...

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Pekalongan, IDN Times - After the Darkness, Comes the Light. This is the title of the book collecting the letters of Raden Ajeng (RA) Kartini's, compiled by Jacques Henry (JH) Abendanon, but it can also describe Sukirno's life.

How? Since Sukirno's birth in 1977, he has only had sufficient electrical energy for his house in the last two years. To be precise, since the Kayupuring Microhydro Power Plant (PLTMH) began operating at the end of 2018.

Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
Sukirno walking towards the PLTMH Kayupuring area around the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
Petungkriyono tropical rainforest in Pekalongan, Central Java. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
PLTMH Kayupuring around the tropical rainforest of Petungkriyono Pekalongan, Central Java. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
Sukirno maintains the Kayupuring PLTMH generator around the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
Residents of the Sokokembang Hamlet working as tailors. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
Sukirno cleaning out the trash that entered the PLTMH Kayupuring area around the Petungkriyono tropical rainforest. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
Residents of Sokokembang Hamlet working as tailors. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.
Peduli Konservasi dari Pemanfaatan Energi di Hutan Petungkriyono
Dusun Sokokembang, which is in the vicinity of the tropical rainforest of Petungkriyono, Pekalongan, Central Java. Image by Dhana Kencana/IDN Times. Indonesia, 2021.