New diploma in advanced geothermal studies launched in Peru

New diploma in advanced geothermal studies launched in Peru Geothermal sampling at Pinaya springs, Chocopata, Peru (source: flick/ GRC, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 11 May 2021

In partnership, the Peruvian College of Engineers and Energy Development Corporation (EDC Peru) have launched an advanced studies diploma program in geothermal energy to support local capacity building.

The Arequipa Departmental Council of the Peruvian College of Engineers and the geothermal power generation company, Energy Development Corporation (EDC Peru) announced the start of the “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Geothermal”.

The south of Peru, mainly the regions of Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna, located in the Pacific ring of fire, have extraordinary resources to generate electricity with geothermal energy, which is the heat inside the Earth, and also to use this resource more directly, such as heating or air conditioning of buildings and other types of facilities. However, the technology that allows the use of geothermal resources is not yet used in Peru.

The objective of the diploma course is to promote the knowledge of this technology in the region for the generation of electricity or heating, with the participation of professionals from Arequipa and the south of the country.

This is the first training activity launched under the agreement to disseminate knowledge about geothermal energy in the region, signed between CIP Arequipa and EDC Peru last March.

The dictation of the diploma will be done through the ZOOM platform on Thursdays, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for 3 months, totaling 36 teaching hours.

It will have 2 modules that will include 6 courses each, which will be taught by leading engineering professionals from Peru, Italy, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, where these types of projects have already been developed.

For information on how to register for the diploma or obtain the certificate of participation that will be issued by the College of Engineers of Peru, you can write to the email  Also the opening of the registration will be announced through social networks from the College of Engineers of Peru – Arequipa Departmental Council and from EDC Peru.

Geothermal generation consists of producing electricity with the heat inside the earth. EDC Peru is part of Energy Development Corporation, a world leader in the generation of electricity with geothermal resources, and has projects to develop generation plants in southern Peru.

The Philippine-owned geothermal energy company Energy Development Corporation estimates that by 2026 or 2027 they will be putting into operation two geothermal power plants, Achumani in Arequipa, and Quello Apacheta, in Moquegua. The investment in both projects exceeds $1 billion.

Source: Revista Energiminas