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Press Release

Smart Community Demonstration Systems Begin Operations in Indonesia

- Building a Smart and Eco-Friendly Industrial Park Model -
May  24,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

As part of a NEDO project, smart community demonstration systems installed in the Suryacipta City of Industry in Indonesia by a group including Sumitomo Corporation, Sumisho Machinery Trade Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., NTT Communications Corporation and NEDO have begun operations.

Given Indonesia’s urgent issues regarding electricity supply instability and the efficient use of electrical power, the project is aimed at building a "smart and eco-friendly industrial park model" which is able to support energy conservation while maintaining a high-quality electricity supply by utilizing Japanese power infrastructure technology.

1.Project Overview

Indonesia is experiencing a remarkable growth in energy demand due to high economic growth. In response, the establishment of advanced energy use methods has become an urgent issue in order to create a "sustainable society" that sustains balance between the economy and the environment.

Due to the remarkable growth in energy consumption among industrial parks, which is where a large proportion of industry is concentrated and cumulatively account for about one-third of the country's energy consumption, NEDO and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) of Indonesia conducted a joint study on the possibility of introducing Japanese smart community technologies and a sustainable business model for dissemination among industrial parks. As a result, NEDO and MEMR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in July 2013 to conduct a smart community demonstration project in the Suryacipta City of Industry (PT. Suryacipta Swadaya). After concluding the MOU, NEDO has studied the project together with MEMR, the Indonesia National Electricity Company (PLN) and several tenant companies in the Suryacipta City of Industry. Now, we have started operation of the demonstration systems.

The demonstration project*1 will be implemented with a primary focus on three technologies to build a "smart and eco-friendly industrial park model*2" through engagement between several Japanese and Indonesia companies which are jointly conducting the demonstration project. On the Japanese side, NEDO is working with five companies, namely Sumitomo Corporation, Sumisho Machinery Trade Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and NTT Communications Corporation, and on the Indonesian side NEDO is working together with MEMR, PLN, the Suryacipta City of Industry, and the tenants of the industrial park. The project is aimed at contributing towards building a new, advanced social system in Indonesia by ensuring optimal energy use.

(The three demonstration technologies)

  1. Technology for improving electricity quality
    We introduced a power distribution automation system (DAS), uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS), and equipment for voltage stabilization to provide a backup in case of power outages and reduce the duration of such outages while supplying high quality electric power by regulating voltage fluctuations.
  2. Electricity demand regulation and energy conservation technology
    We introduced a Demand Side Management System (DSM) to control electric power demand. In addition, we will promote energy conservation by supporting control requests via DSM and introducing Factory Energy Management Systems (FEMS).
  3. ICT infrastructure as a common platform
    We built high-quality communication infrastructure within the industrial park and built an information communication technology (ICT) platform as a common base for implementing technologies 1 and 2 above.

  • Gaphic illustration of  Demonstration System
    Image of Demonstration System

2. Startup Ceremony

On May 23, in conjunction with the start of demonstration system operations, a startup ceremony took place in Suryacipta City of Industry. The ceremony was attended by Executive Director of NEDO Makoto Watanabe, Executive Officer of Fuji Electric, Mr. Kenji Goto, Director Farida Zed from the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (on behalf of the Director General of the Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation), and Senior Manager Amris Adnan from PT PLN (Persero).

3. Project scheme

The project will be reviewed on the basis of technological feasibility and business profitability. Once the effectiveness of the systems is confirmed, we expect they will be deployed in Indonesia as part of a sustainable business model.

【Glossary】

*1 The demonstration project
Smart Community Demonstration Project in Industrial Park in Java, Republic of Indonesia (FY2012 -FY2017).
*2 Smart and eco-friendly industrial park model
A sustainable business model aiming to achieve a high-quality electricity supply and energy conservation through the application of smart community technologies in an industrial park with high energy density.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Smart Community Department
Contact Persons: Akashi, Akaiwa, Kaneko, Terakado, Yokomizo
Tel: +81-44-520-5274­