Commitment as a Renewable Energy Pioneer Campus, UMM Received an ASEAN Energy Award

Author : Humas | Tuesday, October 30, 2018 09:03 WIB
UMM Rector, Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd (right) received the award from ASEAN Secretary General, Lim Jock Hoi. (Photo: Special)

For the several time, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) again received the ASEAN Energy Award 2018 with the category of ASEAN Best Practices Competition for Energy Efficient Buildings. UMM was awarded as the 2nd Runner-up in the tropical building sub category for Student Dormitory (Rusunawa). The award was received directly by UMM Rector, Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd. in Singapore, Monday (29/10).

 

UMM Rusunawa was built in 2008 to support the Personality & Leadership Development Program (P2KK) for UMM new students. This energy-saving concept building has a large vold with a high roof and is left open at its main entrance. There is no air condition at all but rely on natural air circulation. About 90% of building uses natural lighting during the daytime.

 

On-site measurement with wire anemometer simulated with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software show that the air speed rate in the room is 0.6 m/sec and the temperature is 26.5OC. This temperature meet the requirements of the Regulation Minister of Health RI No. 1007/MENKES/PER/V/2001 (18 – 30oC) and also meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55.

 

On-site measurement that the intensity of the light in the room is 567-765 lux. This meets the requirements of the Regulation Ministrer of Health No. 1007/MENKES/PER/V/2011 which minimum is 60 lux and meet Indonesia National Standard (SNI) 03-6197-2011 which minimum is 250 lux for bedroom and 350 lux for classroom.

 

UMM Rusunawa fully uses renewable energy sources supplied by Micro Hydro Power Plant (MHPP) Sengkaling I. The location is 600 meters west of UMM Rusunawa. MHPP Sengkaling I generates a total power of 100 KW. It utilizes the Brantas River through the Sengakling I irrigation channel and dropped as high as 18 meters to drive turbines and electric generator.

 

UMM Rusunawa uses about 23 kw, about 23% of total capacity of the MHPP Sengkaling I. UMM Rusunawa annually uses 70,000 kWh. If the Coefficient Emission Factor for Java-Madura-Bali transmission grid is 0.891 t-CO2/kWh, the reduced greenhouse gas emissions are 62.37 t-CO2/year.

 

"In addition to being an energy-efficient building, UMM has long been committed to be a university that has great attention to the innovation of alternative energy development, namely as a pioneer campus of Renewable Energy. For this award, UMM is the only university apart from the company in ASEAN region," said Fauzan when was interviewed via telephone from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. In addition to PLTMH I and II in UMM environment, it is through a service program as well in developing MHPP in Sumber Maron, Karangsuko Village, Malang Regency, East Java.

 

The establishment of MHPP Sumber Maron was succeed. In 2009, 1100 residents around Sumber Maron still relied on electricity and PLN. Since it was built in 2014, the number of people used electricity from MHPP increased to 1800. Therefore, facilities and supporting infrastructure were began to be built, namely tourist attractions which ultimately gave positive outcomes for rural development. (UMM Public Relations)

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