Dear geothermal lovers,

Last month we have asked you to send us your abstracts about your #lovegeothermal for our essay competition. And now we are happy to announce the winner!

The best story was from Indonesia, written by Yose Ardhani Farasi! Our sincere congratulations!

We would also like to thank other participants for their time and commitment to geothermal.

Greetings from the IGA Team.

#lovegeothermal from Indonesia
Yose Ardhani Farasi

Geothermal is an energy with almost free carbon dioxide and other emissions. Approximately 1000 MW geothermal power plant could save 20 million tonnes of CO2 each year. Indonesia is one of the largest geothermal energy producer. In 2018, Indonesia has overtaken the Philippines as the second largest geothermal power producer in the world with an installed capacity of 1,800 MW. Approximately 40% of the world’s geothermal energy reserves are located beneath the earth surface of Indonesia. This energy has a high potential to be a source of renewable energy. But apparently, geothermal energy utilization in Indonesia is still limited.

In order to assist my country in geothermal journey, I am very active in geothermal sphere. I got the first appreciation award for writing competition hosted by International Indonesia Geothermal Convention & Exhibition 2013. I have work experience in geothermal power production since my undergraduate final assignment at Star Energy Geothermal (Wayang Windu) Limited in 2016. My undergraduate thesis was about, “Thermodynamics Analysis of Kalina Cycle System (KCS) 11 for Jailolo Geothermal Field – Halmahera”.

To be one of the Indonesian geothermal experts, I hope that my interest, passion, & ability may contribute to the energy development in Indonesia.