The Indonesian Geothermal Association (API/ INAGA), which is supported by the Directorate General of New and Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), will virtually host the Digital Indonesia International Geothermal Convention (DIIGC) 2020.
The event will be held on 8 – 10 September 2020 through the Zoom application in conjunction with the API’s 20th Annual Scientific Meeting. This event consists of virtual conventions and other supporting programs, namely virtual workshops, virtual technical papers, and virtual field trips, with the theme “The Future is Now: Committing Geothermal Energy for Indonesia’s Sustainable Development”.
Chief Executive of the Digital Indonesia International Geothermal Convention (DIIGC) 2020 Eko Agung Bramantyo in a virtual discussion in Jakarta, said that the theme raised had relevance to help improve the geothermal economy in the country, as well as related to the current global issue, namely the COVID-19 pandemic. 19 which affects various sectors of the economy, including New and Renewable Energy (EBT), particularly geothermal energy.
The DIIGC 2020 forum is very important, he said, because virtual conventions will be discussed and shared experiences related to an attractive policy framework for the current global issue, namely the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as investment commitments from developers who need the support of funding agencies.
Meanwhile, Chairman of API Prijandaru Effendi said that Indonesia is a country that has great potential to develop geothermal energy and until the end of 2019 the total installed capacity is more than 2,000 MW.
Currently, Indonesia is ranked second in the world after the United States (US) as the largest producer of geothermal energy.
Therefore, this DIIGC event can be used as a momentum where geothermal energy in Indonesia can take part in the role of a sustainable economic development agenda and help improve the economy in the country.