Energy Talk Series III| INDONESIA ENERGY SECTOR: Moving Towards Smart Cities

Uploaded by Prakarsa Jaringan Cerdas Indonesia | 19th January 2021 Script Writer : Miftahus Salam

Editor : Nisma Islami Maharani & Cecilia Novia


Cities are becoming smarter. With the enormous increase of new and better technologies, city have many possibilities to used in their operations. The emergence of IoT and A.I is for data collecting and case analyzing to city improvement better then before and become Smart City.


To make energy sector better than before, world need to do energy transition. This energy transition aim are 3D energy transition, i,e :

  • Decarbonization. Om Large sectors of the economy such as transport and heating

  • Digitalization. Digitalization of The grid edge with smart sensors and the advent of IoT

  • Decentralization. Democratisation of energy by making customers a part of a new decentralised ecosystem

Cities are the highest energy customer :

  1. Today 54% people stay in cities and will grow up to 67% in 2035

  2. In 2050 70% global population will live in cities

  3. Energy consumption will increase in cities area

To reach better energy sector in Indonesia, the country can do many ways. Moving Toward Smart Cities is one of the way to support the energy transition.


Smart City is a city that can utilize its resources effectively and efficiently to solve any city challanges using smart solution by providing infrastructures and deliver city services to improve Quality of Life.

These innovative products are categorized according to the technology concept in Smart City, namely sensing, understanding and acting which are carried out on a Smart City platform. This platform Called Smart System Platform (SSP).


Sensing is a concept for knowing and observing city conditions with the help of sensors to collect data.

Understanding is a concept to understand the city better through processed data. One of the functions of the SSP is to process, integrate and analyze the data that has been collected.

Acting is a concept to take action quickly from the results of the analysis that has been done. Innovative products to help the acting process include the existence of a command center that utilizes SSP technology.


Smart City use smart solution to resolve the city's problem. This smart solution disrupt technology, business, and social sector. This Disruption are :

- Internet of Things - Artificial Intelligence

- Big Data - Social Robotics

- Cloud Computing - Cyber Security

- Co-creation - Driverless Car


Smartcity as a model is indeed a relatively new approach in Indonesia. In essence, as a model, smartcity is an important instrument and an effort for cities in Indonesia to bypass the problem that is getting higher as a consequence of population growth both due to high fertility as well as extremely rapid urbanization.