Gridcomm and Siklon partner to light up Jakarta
September 29, 2015
Singapore-based powerline communications (PLC) provider Gridcomm and Indonesian LED maker PT Siklon Energy Nusantara have joined forces to provide street light management in Jakarta.
Field-proven for robustness and reliability, the intelligent street lighting system can serve as a cornerstone of a smart city with a reduced carbon footprint. Based on Gridcomm's GC2200 next-generation OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access) PLC transceiver, the system can transform traditional street lighting into energy-aware, remotely managed and monitored web-based networks.
"Gridcomm not only brings reliable and robust power line communications, but also easy-to-use, feature-rich smart street lighting that allows us to easily and quickly deploy our smart LED lighting," said Sigit Julianto, CEO of Siklon. "This, combined with the high-level of support and our competitive pricing, made us one of only four companies to win the Jakarta smart street light tender, which will total 50,000 units this year. Volume will increase significantly over the next few years as Jakarta replaces existing traditional lights. We are excited to be at the forefront of the smart city revolution that is coming to this region, and we look forward to working closely with Gridcomm to replicate our success in other cities in Indonesia."
Smart cities encourage the use of technology to improve governance and enhance citizen well-being, while at the same time reducing costs by increasing productivity. Jakarta has already launched the smart city blueprint, which connects citizens and government agencies through the cloud. The natural next step for the city will be to transform its 350,000 street lights into smart street lights, a move that Gridcomm and Siklon say they are well-positioned to fulfil.
"With state-of-the-art LED lighting and capable technical staff, Siklon, as the first and only LED street lamp manufacturer in Indonesia, is a great match for us," said Mike Holt, CEO of Gridcomm. "As Indonesia embarks on its smart street lighting initiative, our companies make an ideal team for addressing their needs. We are proud to be selected by Siklon as a strategic partner to deploy smart street light in Indonesia."
PT Siklon Energy Nusantara was founded in 2009 in Jakarta. The company is a subsidiary of PT Caturmukti Pratama and was the first Indonesian renewable energy company to establish production facilities in Indonesia. It specialises in producing LED lights, solar panels and deep-cycle gel batteries, all in one factory.