Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

Concept Design for Street Light GIS Software Presented at Preparatory FGD on 21 Sept 2015

GIZ Paklim, supporting Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) under Smart Street Lighting Initiative, has started consultancy work with ATMI Power House, to develop Street Light GIS Software (GIS SLiM Version 2) focusing on street light asset management and investment planning. A preparatory Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was organized by MEMR on 21 September 2015 in Surakarta, to discuss concept design for the GIS SLiM version 2, before consultancy work starts. The FGD was attended by representatives from Bappeda Batang Regency, Provincial Energy and Mineral Resources Agency of Central Java, UNDIP, UNS, PT EMI, PT Elnusa, PT Philipps, ATMI, GIZ Paklim. In the FGD, ATMI presented GIS Software (GIS SLiM Version 1) developed for the city of Surakarta in 2014 with ICCTF funding, to share experience and lessons learned from the first version. ATMI then presented concept design for GIS SLiM Version 2, which builds upon version 1. The participants discussed the features of the software; the features include: choosing the right technology, scheduling of lamp replacement, cost estimation, investment feasibility analysis, and GHG emission analysis. The participants also discussed the needs of cities/regencies, including street light lux simulation and evaluation according to SNI standard, to be included in the GIS Software. The participants concluded with design of training to disseminate the software.   It is expected that GIS SLiM version 2 is finalized by November 2015 and will be disseminated via trainings to targeted local government at the end of 2015.