UPCOMING: ASEAN POWER SYSTEM OPERATORS WORKSHOP 2019 : Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) Source Integration

UPCOMING: HAPUA Working Group 5 Brenchmark Class : Culture Leap Program 2019

PT PLN (Persero) – Indonesia is pleased to host and invite all members of HAPUA Working Group 5 to attend Benchmark Class: Culture Leap Program 2019 that will be held on:

  • Day, Date  : Tuesday-Wednesday, 15-16 October 2019
  • Place          : Jakarta City, Indonesia
  • Theme       : “Embracing The Corporate Culture: How to Activate Values in Creative Way”.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the following officers:

  • Diah Karima (Ms. Rima) – PT PLN (Pesero)

Email : diah.karima@pln.co.id, diah.karima16@gmail.com
HP : +62-81-782-1016

  • Anindya Prasetyani (Ms. Anin) – PT PLN (Pesero)

Email : anindya.prasetyani@pln.co.id, anindyape@gmail.com

HP : +62-856-9338-7753

Thank you and see you in Jakarta!

The 8th Meeting HAPUA Working Group No. 3 – Distribution and Power Quality & Reliability and Its Projects Meeting

PT PLN (Persero) hosted The 8th Meeting HAPUA Working Group No. 3 – Distribution and Power Quality & Reliability and Its Projects Meeting from 23-25 April 2019 at Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. This meeting attended by 8 ASEAN Countries. The purposes of this meeting is to monitor the progress of three Projects and formulated Working Group Plan of Action to be considered in the next HAPUA Working Committee.

Mr. Indradi Setiawan, Head of Maluku – Papua Regional Operation Division of PT PLN (Persero) as Focal Point HWG 3 Indonesia in his opening speech encouraged all of the participants to have an active and productive discussions, so that depth analysis and details can be produced for all issues for feasible solutions to the development of all HAPUA Member Countries.

Together with The 8th Meeting HAPUA Working Group No. 3 and Its Projects Meeting, in the same week there are also several HAPUA agenda that be held in the same venue. The 13th Meeting of the HAPUA Working Group 1- Generation and Renewable Energy, attended by 8 ASEAN countries and The 3rd Workshop of the Feasibility Study for ASEAN Multilateral Power Trade attanded by 9 ASEAN countries.

The HAPUA Council Members Joint Statement 2018

We, the Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities, reiterate our commitment to contribute to strengthening ASEAN energy security and enhancing capacity building in the region, while taking necessary actions to preserve the environment and address climate-related challenges. We are specifically committed to:

  1. In pursuit of the integration of the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) to support optimal use of resources and economic integration, conduct a review of the lessons learned from the Phase 1 of the Lao PDR–Thailand–Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LTMS PIP) and assess the implementation plans for Phase 2 to include Singapore as well as the Lao PDR-Thailand-Myanmar power integration project;
  2. Towards establishing the market mechanism, institutions and interconnection infrastructure needed to advance multilateral electricity trade, complete the Feasibility Study for ASEAN Multilateral Power Trade in 2019 and synergise with the two other major APG studies, namely the studies on the ASEAN Power Grid Generation and Transmission System Planning Institution (AGTP) and the ASEAN Power Grid Transmission System Operator Institution (ATSO) as well as the ASEAN Interconnection Master Plan Study (AIMS III);
  3. Contribute to the achievement of the ASEAN renewable energy (RE) target of 23% by 2025, by among others examining the flexibility of the generation, transmission and distribution systems to respond to the increasing scale of RE penetration and strengthening programs on energy efficiency and conservation as well as exploring ways to deploy smart grid and digitisation technologies;
  4. Address the challenges to the utility industry arising from the convergence of power and telecommunications by embarking on technical, commercial and safety studies on the use of existing fiber optics in the power systems for telecommunications; and,
  5. Continue to enhance the competency of ASEAN Member States on the efficient production, delivery and consumption of electricity through collaborative trainings and providing avenues to share expertise and best practices.

Strengthening the Secretariat function as the Bridge of HAPUA

(Yogya/27 Feb) Indonesia hosted the HAPUA Country and Working Group Secretariat Gathering in Yogyakarta on 27 – 28 February 2019. The program was initiated by PT PLN (Persero) and attended by 7 ASEAN countries. This was the first program that gathered all Secretariats in order to strengthen their function as communicator to various HAPUA programs. The program produced the draft ToR of Secretariats, logo and video profile to be then used as the image branding of HAPUA. These initiatives will be proposed to the next HAPUA Working Committee in Singapore.
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Hot Martua Bakara, HAPUA Secretary-In-Charge welcomed the initiative to conduct the program. Bringing the theme “the bridge of HAPUA”, this program intended to strengthen the personal relations and communications among the Secretariats as the “bridge” to decision makers in the power utilities/authorities in ASEAN. “I hope that we can have same vision and mission in achieving our common interest for supporting energy sustainability of ASEAN regions, “said Bakara.
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Datuk Wira Roslan, Chief Corporate Officer Tenaga Nasional Berhad Malaysia second the importance of Secretariats as connector and resource persons. “To strengthen HAPUA, Secretariats must enrich themselves with adequate and comprehensive knowledge of the current issue faced by its organization and on regional level. HAPUA could better face challenges by strengthening the role of Secretariats, through being an important & vital link internally and externally,” said Datuk Wira.
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With the spirit of ASEAN solidarity and congeniality, Secretariats were also exposed to the hospitality of Yogyakarta through cultural dinner, visiting Borobudur temple, and Village Economic Hall / Balkondes Ngadiharjo that run by PLN CSR program. This program was also expected to promote Yogyakarta as the international tourism destination.

RECENT: 3rd Workshop Feasibility Study for Establishing Multilateral Power Trade in ASEAN Workshop – Presentation of Full Study and Draft Recommendations

3rd Workshop Feasibility Study for Establishing Multilateral Power Trade in ASEAN Workshop – Presentation of Full Study and Draft Recommendations that will be held on:

  • Day, Date     : Wednesday, 24 April 2019
  • Place             : The Bali Dynasty Resort, Bali, Indonesia

RECENT: 3rd ASEAN REGIONAL TRAINING ON RE GRID INTEGRATION

3rd ASEAN REGIONAL TRAINING ON RE GRID INTEGRATION that will be held on:

  • Day, Date         : Wednesday-Thursday, 27 February-01 March 2019
  • Place                 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by   : ASEAN-German Energy Programme (AGEP)

RECENT: 2nd Workshop of the Feasibility Study for ASEAN Multilateral Power Trade

Workshop on Implications of Multilateral Power Trade for Regulators (2nd Workshop of the Feasibility Study for ASEAN Multilateral Power Trade) that will be held on:

  • Day, Date  : Wednesday-Thursday, 20-21 February 2019
  • Place          : Thailand

HAPUA WG5 Workshop on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Smart Meters

The rise of smart metering technology has gained widespread attention in recent years.  Utilities have embraced the innovation with open arms, investing millions in large-scale implementation projects meant to catalyze the growth of a nationwide smart grid. Utilities have proven capable partners in these efforts.

As part of the rollout of smart meters in Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad hosted  the HAPUA WG5 Workshop on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Smart Meters from 14-15 January 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

The workshop was design to assist utilities to assess the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Smart Meter projects carried out in various parts of the world. The engagement with stakeholders who play a big role in the success or failures of these rollouts was also deliberated in detail. Business case especially with respect to the framework of electricity industry in the region was discussed and simple cost benefit analysis was conducted. Various success stories and failures was also shared with the participants. A total of 23 delegates from DES Brunei, PLN & ICON+ of Indonesia, NGCP of Philippines, SP Powergrid Ltd of Singapore, PEA of Thailand, EVN & Central Power Corporation of Vietnam, Sarawak Energy Berhad and Tenaga Nasional Berhad of  Malaysia attended the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Dato’ Mohandass S. Nair of Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

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Among the key resolution of the workshop:

 

“Suggest to continue interactions within this HAPUA AMI Smart Meter by having annual meeting/training + sharing sessions. Future topics to consider to include roll-out challenges + solutions, new technology (NBIOT), use of smart meter data and beyond smart metering capabilities.”

HAPUA WG5 Workshop on Implementing RCM Analysis

 

Electricity of Vietnam hosted the above workshop from 7-11 January 2019 at Laly Hydro Power Company, Pleiku City, Vietnam.

 

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is a corporate-level maintenance strategy that is implemented to optimize the maintenance program of a plant or facility. The final outcome of an RCM program is the implementation of a specific maintenance strategy on each of the assets of the plant. In the case of power generation plants, this would include critical assets such as synchronous generators, turbines, generator transformers, etc.

 

The challenges for power plant owners is to increase reliability and reduce cost. Reliability-based maintenance is a proactive approach to helping power plants achieve better results of delivering the highest availability and reliability at the lowest cost.

 

The ultimate goal of RCM is to achieve optimum environmental, health and safety compliance, and desired plant operability, by establishing the most economical balance of corrective, preventive, and predictive maintenance activities to ensure plant assets perform as required.

 

15 participants from Laly Hydro Power Company attended the workshop facilitated by Mr Fazle Ayob and Mr Marwan Mohamed of Tenaga Nasional Berhad