Cooperate with New Zealand, Ministry of ESDM Send 23 Participants Follow "Geothermal Project Management" Monday, March 12, 2018 46

  • 2018.03.12 Monday
  • 17:44

 EMR Communications Team

JAKARTA - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) again sent 23 participants to follow Geothermal Project Management which was held 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 Trevor Matheson for Indonesia at the time of Pre Departure Briefing for participants (5/3) in Jakarta.


He said the renewable energy in energy mix in New Zealand is now at 80%, and is targeted in 2025 to be 100%. Therefore, Matheson 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 Sarulla (2 x 110 MW), PLTP Karaha (30 MW) PLTP Sorik Marapi (2 x 20 MW), and PLTP Lumut Balai (55 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. (KO)