ESDM Ministry Sends 23 Participants To Join Geothermal Project Management in New Zealand

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, March 13 2018 - 18:00 IWST

Kementrian ESDM (Hariyanto/ INDUSTRY.co.id)
Kementrian ESDM (Hariyanto/ INDUSTRY.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) again sent 23 participants to follow Geothermal Project Management conducted from 12 March to 11 April 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The program is collaboration between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources through the Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDM) with New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

"Entering the 60th year of diplomatic relations, the New Zealand Government views Indonesia as a parallel partner with other countries in line with Indonesia's growing economy," said New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia Trevor Matheson during the Pre Departure Briefing speech for program participants at Jakarta (5/3/2018).

Matheson said the renewable energy in energy mix in New Zealand has now reached 80%, and is targeted in 2025 to be 100%. Therefore, he hopes this program can be used as a place to share experiences with the Indonesian nation.

This program is the second year of implementation where 24 participants from Indonesia participated in Geothermal Project Management activities in 2017, at full New Term Training Scholarships from New Zealand Government.

This year, 23 participants were selected to attend the training program, with details of 3 people from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, 1 from Bappenas, 2 from the University and 18 from Geothermal Business Sector: PT. Geodipa, PT. Pertamina Geothermal Energy, Star Energy, and Supreme Energy.

History of geothermal energy development in Indonesia cannot be separated from geothermal development in New Zealand. Beginning in 1972 where Geothermal Energy ltd (GENZL) cooperated with Pertamina to develop a geothermal field in Kamojang.

Approximately 42 years later, in 2018 Indonesia will become the second largest country after the United States as a geothermal power producer with a total capacity of about 2,023.5 MW after the operation of PLTP Sibuai-buai (sarula Unit 3, 110 MW), PLTP Lumut Balai (55 MW), PLTP Sorik Marapi Modular (20 MW), Sokoria Unit 1 (5 MW) and Lahendong Binary (5 MW).

To continue developing the geothermal industry in Indonesia, in addition to the required investment climate and technological mastery, which is not less important is the readiness of human resources. Through this training program, participants are expected to understand how to manage geothermal projects, from geosciences to project finance.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

Minggu, 19 Mei 2019 - 14:58 WIB

Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today…

Ponemon Institute

Selasa, 16 April 2019 - 11:16 WIB

2019 Ponemon Study on Automation and Cybersecurity Staffing in Asia Pacific, United States and the UK shows an evolving Asia Pacific cybersecurity arena

2019 Ponemon Study on Automation and Cybersecurity Staffing in Asia Pacific, United States and the UK shows an evolving Asia Pacific cybersecurity arena

Hypertherm software

Selasa, 16 April 2019 - 10:57 WIB

Hypertherm Unveils New Home for Cam Software Content

Hypertherm unveils new home for CAM software content HANOVER, N.H. — April 16, 2019 — Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, is unveiling a brand-new…

Etihad Airways airline (Foto Ist)

Kamis, 11 April 2019 - 12:44 WIB

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO INTRODUCE BOEING 787 ON SERVICES TO KUALA LUMPUR AND BRUSSELS

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO INTRODUCE BOEING 787 ON SERVICES TO KUALA LUMPUR AND BRUSSELS

Synopsys Recognized as a Leader in Independent Analyst Report on Software Composition Analysis Solutions

Kamis, 11 April 2019 - 12:34 WIB

Synopsys Recognized as a Leader in Independent Analyst Report on Software Composition Analysis Solutions

Synopsys Recognized as a Leader in Independent Analyst Report on Software Composition Analysis Solutions