Monday, March 25, 2019

Indonesia: Successful ITB International Geothermal Workshop Held

Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) Geothermal Workshop 2019 Report (LinkedIn)

By George Barber, Country Manager Indonesia, Terra Energy & Resource Technologies (TERT), Inc.

The GRC was one of the media partners for the event
(Courtesy George Barber)
The ITB International Geothermal Workshop has been held annually since 2012 by the "Institut of Teknologi  Bandung" (Institute of Technology) which forms part of the Geothermal Master’s Program which has been running since 2008 where approximately 200 graduates have studied and have obtained a master’s degree since the inception of the master's course.

This event was held in Bandung, which is about 180 Kilometer from Jakarta via the toll road which on a good day, (early morning) can take 2 to 3 hours, although normally we can rely on anything from 3 to 10 hours, (still a little time before this will be improved) on March 18 - 22, 2019. This event has become a melting pot for the sharing of knowledge of the advantages and limitations of geothermal energy among other renewable energy in the world, especially Indonesia.  This is the 8th workshop for geothermal in ITB and is looked forward to each year, where a lot of preparation goes into this, it is hoped that this event will run for many more years to come.