At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) 2021, which was held in Glasglow, Scotland, Indonesia is targeting a 29% reduction in CO2 gas emissions and an increase of up to 41% with international support by 2030. In addition, Indonesia is also targeting a net-zero emission condition in 2070. This effort is taken by increasing the development of environmentally friendly renewable energy, one of which is geothermal energy.
Geothermal energy as one of the abundant renewable energy sources in Indonesia is considered to have not contributed significantly to the fulfillment of energy in the country. Meanwhile, the energy transition is something that must be taken to realize the emission reduction. The utilization of geothermal energy in Indonesia is expected to be carried out optimally not only for electricity generation but also for a creative and innovative utility that can contribute to the domestic energy mix and become a driving force for the community’s economy.
The 11th ITB International Geothermal Workshop with the theme Geothermal Competitiveness in Supporting Net Zero Emission: From Technical to Business Model, is expected to become a melting pot for the sharing of knowledge, experiences, and solving technical and non-technical geothermal issues in Indonesia. For this year’s event, the focus of discussions would be the development and innovation of technology for exploration, exploitation, and utilization of geothermal resources, socio-economics, green investment, and competitive business models.