Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)
PROJECT FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT OF STEAM SPOT DETECTION AND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE USE FOR LARGE ENHANCEMENT OF GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION IN INDONESIA
Beneficial and Advanced Geothermal Use System (BAGUS)

Institut Teknologi Bandung - Kyoto University

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Background of The Project

Indonesia is rich in geothermal resource because it is located in the world-famous large geodynamic zone accompanying many active volcanoes. Indonesian Government has established a plan to enhance the electrical power plant capacity by geothermal energy to 9,500MW by the year 2025. This policy is aimed to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), the most significant greenhouse gas, and enhance the use of renewable resources for electrical power generation to prevent the global warming and construct sustainable society co-existent with the environment. The desired value, 9,500MW is considerably high, which is around eight times of the geothermal power plant capacity as of 2010.

To achieve the desired value, the technologies to explore the sites suitable to geothermal power plant containing enough amount and pressure of steams and to monitor the environmental effect by the power generation for long-term use are indispensable to be developed. The high cost to explore the desirable sites at present is one of the causes that prevent the large enhancement of geothermal resource use. Moreover, human resource development to cultivate the capability of geothermal science and technology is significant.

Based on the above background, this Project contributes to the achievement by developing the technologies for steam-spot detection and sustainable resource use and by human resource development in cooperation with ITB. This contribution is essential for exploration, exploitation, preservation, maintenance, and effective use of geothermal resource for low carbon society through the capacity development of incorporated organizations and human resources.



Supported by:
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) - Japan Science and Technology (JST)
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia - Star Energy