Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, with the support of GIZ PAKLIM, in the context of Smart Street Lighting Initiative, has hosted a set of trainings on information system and energy efficiency planning for street light, aimed at disseminating how-to-use GIS streetlight software developed by ATMI, in order for cities to have proper streetlight database management digitally. This training is the first set of training out of 2 sets, where the focus for the first set is on GIS streetlight software use, while the focus for the second set is energy efficiency planning and lux analysis. The first set of trainings was held in 2 locations: in Yogyakarta, 14-16 March 2016 for Central Java region and surrounding (attended by 11 cities/districts and provincial representative) and in Malang, 22-24 March 2016 for East Java region and surrounding (attended by 10 cities/districts and provincial representative). During the discussions in the two trainings, issues raised by the participants include the difficulty in coordinating with State Electricity Company (PLN) on street light data sets, actual LED performance in the field, and challenges experienced by the trainers in mapping street light data. Regarding LED performance, it was shared that despite claims that LED lifetime reaches over 10 years, LED driver (as a inseparable component that is not sold separately by companies) tend to break down easily hence causing damage to the lamp. With this, the meeting recommended that LED driver specification is also regulated in SNI standard. As a follow up, participants are expected to collect streetlight data sets, draw GIS map of their city administration to be integrated in the software, and prepare thorough street light data sets, to be used in the second set of training. The second set of trainings is planned to be held in May 2016 in two locations for the two regions.
BATANG – Triggered from streetlight electricity bill that goes up without clear measurement, Regent of Batang Yoyok Riyo Sudibyo, Tuesday (29/03) formed Working Group for electricity saving. The Regent invited relevant stakeholders namely PLN Area Pekalongan, Mayantara, City Asia, Inc, Kirana Binangkit, P4C, Sucofindo Semarang, Sucofindo Cirebon, GIZ dan ATMI Solo to work together solving the problem. This effort is expected to make major changes in Indonesia, if the Working Group agreed and work according to their respective fields, which can produce something that can be proposed to national level. “Now it's time to start, and I, Regent of Batang commit to support the implementation of this pilot program in Batang, "he said. This effort has been proved by the District Government of Batang that can reduce hundred million of electricity bill per year or 41 % through replace streetlight with Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp technology. The working group named Terang–Terangan formed to work together smartly and creative saving energy for Indonesia Bright. To solve the problem, electricity metering system, replacement of gas discharge lamp to LED and changing from cost to revenue oriented streetlight will be set up. “We agreed to implement a pilot project that not depend on government budget. After a success implementation, our target is the President issued Presidential Decree that all counties and cities in Indonesia do the same thing with what we do in Batang,” he added. Area Manager of PT PLN Pekalongan Djoko Tri H explained that the establishment of the Working Group of Terang–Terangan is a remarkable idea in overcoming electrical energy savings, particularly in street lighting. It is also in line with the program of PT PLN to foster innovation on electricity saving so that other communities can also be served. "The establishment of Working Group of Terang-Terangan is a great idea of the Regent and should we support, because it will build streetlight creatively, no longer burden for government budget but must be productive. Hopefully we can make it through this Working Group, "said Djoko
Students from across Indonesia have exercised their creativity by participating in a competition to design posters showing solutions to environmental problems at their schools and local areas. Organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the National Development Planning Agency, in cooperation with GIZ – PAKLIM WA3, the competition was part of a campaign to educate students about environmental issues and climate change. The competition supported the Adiwiyata Green School program, as art is one of the most effective means of visual communication to influence the public and trigger change in human behavior. There were categories for junior high school/Islamic junior high school (SMP/MTs) students and senior high school/vocational high school/Islamic senior school (SMA/SMK/MA) students. Submissions illustrated the following themes: waste, water, energy, environmental management, renewable energy, biodiversity and sustainable consumption. Each participating school first mapped out environmental issues in their local area, then generated solutions and set up an action plan. Next, they summarized the entire process artistically for communication to the public, as a means to support the green movement in schools. By October 2015, at least 242 schools from 30 provinces had submitted the best posters made by their students. A total of 781 posters were received and went through a judging process, resulting in 12 winners. There were two winners for the entries that received the most votes on social media, while there were five winners from the SMP/MTs category and five from the SMA/SMK/MA category. Winners received facilities to help their schools conduct environmental preservation activities. Most entrants were from Java, followed by Sumatra, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua. The most popular issues chosen by participants were waste (33%), water (25%) and environmental management (21%). The other themes – biodiversity, renewable energy and sustainable consumption – each attracted fewer than 10% of entries. The judging panel comprised the GIZ Country Director, representatives of the organizing ministries, environmentalists and artists. The winners were announced on 14 December 2015 at the annual Adiwiyata (Green School) Awards. The five winning schools in the SMP/MT category were: SMPN 15, MTs Negeri 2 Kediri, SMPN 3 Denpasar, SMPN 1 Padang and MTs Pembangunan UIN Tangerang Selatan. In the SMA/SMK/MA category, the winners were SMAN 2 Kisaran, SMAN 8 Pekanbaru, SMAN 1 Bali, SMA Labschool East Jakarta and SMA Labschool UNTAD Palu. The two popular favorite winners were from SMAN 2 Kisaran and SMAN 4 Jayapura.