Title: A universal classification framework for renewable energy sources: application of UNFC-2009 to geothermal energy
by IGA and UNECE
  • Graeme Beardsmore
  • Huiyi Chen
  • Gioia Falcone
  • Malcolm Grant
  • Robert Hogarth
  • Harmen Mijnlieff
  • Alex Richter
  • Greg Ussher

Date: March 22, 2018 (13:00-17:00)
Time: 13.00 - 17.00
Venue: Hall Room, 1st Floor Labtek I, ITB (max. 50 participants)




The course presents the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and related specifications for renewable energy resources and geothermal projects. A set of case studies will be used to demonstrate the uniform application of the classification scheme to different geothermal systems including hydrothermal resources, EGS, direct uses and ground-source heat pumps. A portion of the session will invite comments and suggestions from the audience, especially focused on how UNFC can fit within the local Indonesian context. The course speakers are members of the original working group that developed the UNFC geothermal specifications and selected case studies following the MoU signed in September 2014 between UNECE and IGA. The original working group has now moved to a IGA subcommittee, with the purpose of promoting and maintaining evergreen the classification framework.

Objectives of the course:

  • To present the UNFC, geothermal specifications, and application examples (i.e., case studies).
  • To make audience more familiar with UNFC principles and classification methodology.
  • To receive feedbacks, comments, and suggestions on the classification framework, especially according to the Indonesian context.

Expected participants

Geothermal stakeholders, such as investors, regulators, governments, and companies’ representatives.

Time Speaker(s) Presentation Title/Topic
13.00 Graeme BEARDSMORE, Alex RICHTER Opening/Introduction
13.15 Gioia FALCONE The United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC)
13.40 Gioia FALCONE Application of the UNFC to Renewable Energy Resources
14.00 Graeme BEARDSMORE Application of the UNFC to Geothermal Energy Resources
14.45 Malcolm GRANT, Robert HOGARTH, Harmen MIJNLIEFF Geothermal case studies
  1. Ngatamariki
  2. Habanero
  3. Dutch Rotliegend Play Area – Nationwide
15.40 Huiyi CHEN Overview of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy (geothermal component)
16.00 Greg USSHER UNFC in relation to Indonesia standard for geothermal classification SNI 6009:2017
16.30 Gioia FALCONE Discussion
17.00 Closing



Uniting Geothermal Energy Stakeholders
through Collaborative Efforts for Nation Prosperit