Smart Grid Applications Towards a Low Carbon Economy: Canada – Indonesia Experience


As countries are going towards low carbon economy, the role of smart grid in the electricity sector is becoming more and more important. Indonesia and Canada share common goals in achieving a clean and efficient energy system, but also in terms of how electricity is distributed (long distance transmission networks to serve centre of populations). The concept of smart cities is also being adopted in both countries.

Utilities are playing a key role in providing a system which can support both the climate goals and access to a reliable supply of electricity. Canada has launched its Smart Grid program and invested up to $100 million for utility-led projects, demonstrating smart grid technologies and the deployment of smart grid integrated systems. Indonesia, through PLN, has developed a smart grid road-map and already started pilot projects on smart grid. 

Facilitated by the Canadian Trade Commission in which Canadian companies will share their experiences and the insights they have gained supporting their utility customers, and how these experiences are transferrable to support PLN’s smart grid ambitions as they aim to increase electrification and the enablement of clean, digital solutions.

Topics include:  

  • Network management and monitoring system using BPL (broadband over powerline) technology  
  • Demand response and distributed energy system  
  • Grid stability and asset monitoring

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