Dutch-Indonesian geothermal capacity building program and its contribution to development

GEOCAP Programme Indonesia-Netherlands Handbook/ screenshot
Alexander Richter 17 Sep 2018

The public private partnership of the Geothermal capacity building programme Indonesia-Netherlands (GEOCAP) has played an important role in the contribution to geothermal development in Indonesia, bringing together a wide range of partners from both countries. This Handbook released shows the concrete results of the project.

The GEothermal Capacity Building Programme Indonesia-Netherlands (GEOCAP) has released a handbook describing how the programme has contributed  contribution to the geothermal development of Indonesia.

The GEOCAP programme is a bilateral program between Indonesia and the Netherlands that has been running since 2013 as a public-private partnership involving universities, knowledge institutes and companies from both countries. The prime objective of GEOCAP was to contribute to the development and uptake of geothermal resources in Indonesia particularly in the new to be developed areas outside of Java. For this purpose an elaborate and advanced state-of-the-art training and research program has been developed focusing on issues related to exploration, production, governance, legislation and environmental issues involving the full chain from exploration through project development to exploitation. This focused not only on energy generation but also on direct use applications of geothermal resources. Within the 8 targeted training work packages, training materials were developed and subsequently train-the-trainer workshops were given to empower the next generation of geothermal tutors with state-of-the-art education materials.

These were used to assist universities, technical and vocational education and training centres to develop their curricula in geothermal. Research has been focused on real-world problem solving in the context of uptake of geothermal resources in Indonesia. This Handbook is a preliminary version of an education package that will be provided in fall of 2018 for geothermal training institutes to be used to develop and enhance their curricula.

The handbook presents the different results of the project based on the themes: exploration, production, direct use, decision making, environment and database.

It can be downloaded here (pdf).

The Geothermal capacity building programme Indonesia-Netherlands (GEOCAP) is a public-private partnership (coordinated by INAGA and the University of Twente) of Indonesian and Dutch Universities (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Indonesia, University of Twente, Delft Technical University, Utrecht University), knowledge institutes (TNO – Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research), companies (IF Technology, DNV-GL). GEOCAP reports to an advisory board chaired by BAPPENAS with INAGA forming the secretariat. Members are the Rectors of the participating Indonesian universities, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Directorate General of the New and Renewable Energy (MEMR), Directorate General of Human Resources, Science, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEK-DIKTI), president of INAGA, Head of BPSDM (MEMR).

Source: University of Twente