USAID through its Indonesia Clean Energy Development Project II (ICED II) developed a platform called MELISA 1.0 that monitors and evaluated electricity access. On August 8, 2020 USAID ICED II handed over the platform with all its supporting files to Directorate General of Electricity of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR DJK). MELISA 1.0 application software comes with a set of database containing data tables and maps related to electricity access and village data. The handover marked the completion of USAID ICED II assistance to MEMR DJK on electrification planning.
MEMR DJK has adopted MELISA 1.0 platform and introduced it to PLN regional offices on June 29, 2020. In addition to showing consolidated data and maps on rural electricity access and 20 kV network, the platform also provide opportunity for PLN regional offices to update their data on electricity access. The Ministry also appreciated USAID’s efforts in mainstreaming geospatial approach in electrification planning, a distinct feature of MELISA.
MELISA platform will enhance the coordination among all electrification stakeholders and accelerate Indonesia’s efforts towards universal access of electricity.