E3S Web Conf.
Volume 202, 2020The 5th International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System (ICENIS 2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Energy Management, Policy and Planning|
|Published online||10 November 2020|
Evaluating the Impact of Technological Adoption Policy for Rural Coastal Communities
1 Secretary Office of the Regional House of Representatives of Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia
2 Department of Public Administration, Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji, Indonesia
3 Department of Public Administration, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia
4 Department of Sociology, Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji, Tanjungpinang, Indonesia
5 Fakuti Sains Sosial Gunaan (FSSG), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Trengganu, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The solar power plant program is the policy issued by the Indonesian government to assist the rural community on electrical supply in remote islands. However, there is no study to evaluate the implementation of the program for rural coastal areas. In this paper, we examine the impact of new technology adoption for rural coastal communities. We focused on the economic effect of adopting solar power generation in Karimun Regency, Kepulauan Riau. The data were collected using a survey on 262 households in two villages. Using a before-after evaluation strategy, we analyse how the economic condition of the society before and after implementing the new equipment. We find that the implementation of a solar power plant has a positive impact on increasing the household’s income. The results contribute to our understanding of how the effect of adopting the technological policy for rural coastal communities.
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