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Online Course on Geothermal Exploration (in Spanish) – apply until June 3, 2016

2015 Graduation Group of Geothermal Training Program, CNE, El Salvador (source: CNE)
Alexander Richter 27 May 2016

Apply until 3 June 2016 for the new Basic Course in Geothermal Exploration for Regional Integration to be held in online format via the University of El Salvador, in cooperation with IDB, LaGeo and the National Energy Board of El Salvador.

Sign up for the new “Basic Course in Geothermal Exploration for Regional Integration,” which is the first regional webinar on the topic of geothermal energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will be organized and conducted by the National Energy Board of El Salvador, the University of El Salvador and LaGeo, in collaboration with the IDB.

The course, which will be offered online and taught in Spanish, will have two editions, which will be held on July 18th and 25th, 2016 and will last for 8-9 weeks. The course has a practical and collaborative approach, with activities encouraging dialogue and the exchange of ideas and experiences among participants and course tutors. The course is open to any citizen of Latin America and the Caribbean. The cost of participation in the course (USD $3,000 per person) will be financed with resources from the IDB and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF).

The deadline for applying to the course is June 3, 2016. To participate, interested candidates must submit income documentation and applications which are available on the website of the Regional Geothermal Training Program: http://www.geotermia.edu.sv/ Candidates must complete the required forms and send electronic copies of the required documents to becas@geotermia.edu.sv direction.

During the past 30 years, geothermal energy has become a key source of electricity production thanks to its competitive costs and technical reliability and its ability to provide firm power with high load factors. Not only is it a clean, renewable technology that has a low environmental impact, it is also a viable alternative that favors the diversification of the energy mix with a constant and independent power production that is independent from the fluctuations in fuel costs and weather variations. In the LAC region it is estimated that the potential for geothermal development is more than 6,000MW. As of 2014 the installed capacity is about 1.626MW in countries like Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. The IDB has been actively supporting geothermal development in the LAC region, providing resources to facilitate exploration, investment, and strengthen the capacity recently in countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Eastern Caribbean, Colombia, Chile, among others. Sign up for our new course today to learn more about geothermal energy! For more information about the requirements of the course, consult this page.

Source: IDB