The Jakarta Post
A Japanese agency has initiated a Â¥3.5 billion (US$34.97 million) energy conservation project at Karawang industrial park, West Java, a plan that could reduce energy consumption by 15 percent.
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan will carry out the project at the 1400-hectare Suryacipta City of Industry, which is home to about 75 companies, many of which are multinational corporations.
'If this project succeeds, we will commercialize and offer it to other industrial parks. The project will be starting in the coming months. We're targeting all hardware to be installed by next April,' NEDO
executive director Hiroshi Kuniyoshi told The Jakarta Post.
The project will run in approximately 30 months with state-owned electric company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) as the executor of the project and Sumitomo Corporation as the coordinator for a number of Japanese companies that will introduce the energy-conserving technology.
The project aims to apply energy conservation technology and regulate demand and supply using an energy management system, with NTT Communications providing the technological platform as a common base for the overall system.
Fuji Electric will provide technology for stabilizing electricity quality, namely a distribution automation system (DAS), uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system and equipment for stabilizing voltage.
This will be introduced to construct a stabilized power system with high quality power.
Mitsubishi Electric will implement the demand side management system (DSM) and introduce a Factory Energy Management System (FEMS/EMS) to promote energy conservation.
The launching of the project was marked with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between NEDO and the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's directorate-general for new renewable energy and energy conservation on Monday.
The MoU took place following a feasibility study on 'Smart Communities in Industrial Parks' that was carried out in 2012.
The study concludes that energy demand in Indonesia is relatively high and that the energy is still used inefficiently by energy consumers in the industry sector.
Indonesia's industry sector accounts for 49.4 percent of total energy consumption, or 329.7 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).
In addition, 19.84 billion kilowatt hours are taken up by the industry sector. (asw)
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