Suara.com – PT Schneider Electric Indonesia (SEI), a global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, successfully held a competency test competition for knowledge and practical skills among students of the Jakarta PLN Institute of Technology (ITPLN) – Schneider Sustainability Challenge with the theme Application of Schneider Electric Solutions in Supporting Sustainability Efforts in Indonesia.
There are 11 sectors with electricity needs that are selected for the application of Schneider solutions, namely: transportation, urban power grids, Mining Minerals & Metals (MMM), oil, gas and petrochemicals, clean water and wastewater, pulp and paper, chemical, building, health/residential services, data center, consumer packaged goods (CPG).
In order to achieve the vision of Making Indonesia 4.0, the Indonesian government is working on 10 national priorities which include improving the quality of Human Resources (HR) in Indonesia. One way to achieve this is through adapting the National Education curriculum to the future needs of the industry.
In addition, the government also encourages cross-sectoral collaboration, including collaboration between universities and industry players, to carry out various programs and training aimed at improving student skills, especially in the STEAM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
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As many as 14 teams from ITPLN enthusiastically participated in the Schneider Sustainability Challenge 2023 which took place from early May until today’s announcement of the winners. The 3 best teams won first to third place. Each of them carries a case study of the application of Schneider Electric’s solutions in the field of EV Charging, On-Grid Solar Power System, and Battery Energy Storage System, eliminating other leading ITPLN teams.
“Collaborative programs such as the Schneider Sustainability Challenge 2023 provide opportunities for students to learn energy management and automation technologies that combine competency tests and practical skills on Schneider Electric solutions that have been applied in several fields, particularly in the national electricity network. We hope that programs like this will continue to grow and be able to run in a sustainable manner and continue to encourage Indonesian youth to continue to contribute in creating human resources who are competent and ready to face the challenges of the digital era,” said Roberto Rossi, Cluster President of Schneider Electric Indonesia and Timor Leste in a statement, Tuesday. (30/5/2023)..
The Schneider Sustainability Challenge requires competition participants to form 1 team consisting of 4 members (including the leader). Team members can consist of students from different batches or faculties, thus reflecting the diversity and concentration of different disciplines in solving the given competition challenges.
While the stages of the competition consist of submitting the latest ideas from the group on the field case options that have been mutually agreed upon. The next stage is the selection, material testing of ideas, and the suitability of Schneider Electric’s solution applications based on real conditions in the field so that they are eligible to enter as competition participants. Until the final stage, in the form of determining the winner through the assessment of the ITPLN committee and Schneider Electric Indonesia.
“ITPLN as a crater candradimuka experts in the field of energy and electricity, especially national electricity, we welcome the collaboration that builds knowledge and improves the skills of students in the field through the Schneider Sustainability Challenge,” said Ir. Ishvandono Yunaini, MM, Vice Chancellor III for Student Affairs and Facilities.
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ITPLN is one of the universities in Indonesia that focuses on teaching energy and electricity, especially new and renewable energy. ITPLN has four faculties, namely the Faculty of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the Faculty of Energy Telematics, the Faculty of Regional Technology and Infrastructure, and the Faculty of Energy Technology and Business.
Winners are given the opportunity to make an industry visit to Schneider headquarters and take an Innovation Hub Tour. On this occasion also, Schneider symbolically donated 2 Units of Air Insulated Medium Voltage Connection Devices (PHB TM PIX12). It is hoped that these awards and grants will continue to increase the enthusiasm for learning and working in the national electricity sector based on sustainable energy management and automation in the future.