Prakarsa Jaringan Cerdas Indonesia (PJCI) joined Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) as a Charter member in year 2018. The Directorate General of Electricity – Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, PT PLN (Persero) the only Indonesian Utility (Member of PJCI) and the Indonesian Electrical Power Society organized The 74th Indonesia National Electricity Day Event Series-2019 from October 9th to 11th 2019 in Jakarta Convention Centre on the Theme: Facing the Challenges of Industry 4.0 Era of Electrical Power Technology.
The conference and the Exhibition was officially opened by the President of Republic of Indonesia and was attended by 6000+ participants from Indonesian and overseas energy and power sectors’ stake holders. The event was attended byt he GSGF Ambassador Mr Ravi Seethapathy, as a panelist who gave his inputs on Industry 4.0 in Power Sector.
In the last five years, between 2013 to 2018, PLN business had flourished significantly. Electric sales raised up sharply, from 185.5 TWh in 2013 became over 232.2 TWh in 2018. Number of customers increased from 53 million in 2013 to become over 71 million in 2018, and the electrification ratio increased from 81.7 % in 2013 to 98.7% in 2018. Yet, Indonesia continues to su er sporadic and wide-spread electricity shortages due to various reasons, including, delay on the completion of power generation and transmission projects, Shortages of primary energy supply, particularly gas etc. In addition, Indonesia is also facing issues on power quality and energy efficiency in the supply and demand side. The aforementioned situation offers challenges for power business professionals and enthusiasts to face the challenges and convert them into business opportunities through exchange of knowledge and experience by participating in The 74th Indonesia National Electricity Day Event Series-2019. Topics like The Future of Power System in the Global Energy Transition, The Challenges and Impacts of Digital Technology in Power System and VRE Integration and The Challenges of Power System in the era of Industry 4.0 provided excellent opportunities for producers, buyers, utilities and consumers to meet and gain knowledge on various related products and technologies.