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Feb 8, 2017 (Mexico City). LAC Future Energy Summit 2017 welcomes Mexican Electricity Undersecretary Dr César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa to speak about the impact of Mexico’s energy reform on the electricity sector and ensuring solid investment returns on Day 1, April 27, 2017, Mexico City.

Mexican Undersecretary of Energy for Electricity César Hernández Ochoa says the intersection of rising demand for electricity and a change in Mexico’s constitution paving a path to energy reform represents a substantial upside opportunity for foreign investors. 

Hernández said the first item he highlights for foreign investors considering entering his nation’s newly-deregulated electricity markets under Mexican energy reform is the projected population growth over the course of the next quarter century.

“We are now 120 million people and the population will stabilize at 150 million people in Mexico,” he said. “Forecasts for demand growth are very positive whereas developed countries tend to have a diminishing demand because they are becoming more efficient, especially in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. In Mexico, you have continued growth and demand (and) that means there’s a lot of space for new generation, for companies who want to invest.”

Hernández was appointed as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy by President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2014. Previously he served as the Head of Legal Affairs at SENER. He is also a member of the governing board of CFE,  Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (Federal Electricity Commission).

“When we decided to create an electricity market in Mexico in 2013 and in 2014, we published the Electricity Industry Act. We tried to incorporate in the design of the market what we saw as best international practices,” he continued.

“If you look at the new Mexican market rules, they are really based on the best practices of U.S. markets and all the markets in the world.,” he said. “For international investors, and particularly American investors, you will see that the environment we are creating has many factors that make it resemble some of the markets where they are used to operating in.”

The Undersecretary, a Fulbright Scholar and acclaimed author, does not portray  Mexican energy reform as either easy or quick. But he said he remains bullish.

“We are opening a new market, so there’s lots of low hanging fruit for people willing to take the risks and to go and grab them,” he said.

CFE has conducted two auctions since reform was introduced with participation by companies based in Canada, Italy, Spain, France and China.

“It was a big success for us because we managed to attract investments with the first auction of around $2.6 billion dollars and for the second auction $4 billion,” he continued. “It attracted top companies from around the world. Curiously, American companies were important but were not dominant in those auctions. We had Mexican companies as well.”

In addition to electricity, CFE is considering bids for the construction of transmission lines.

“We started the auction in November and we should get offers in February (2017). It will be worth between one and two billion U.S. dollars,” he continued. “It’s a big transmission line that goes (through) the center of the country, from a windy region to a large consumption area in the center of Mexico. It’s also attracted top interest from large international companies. Large Chinese, Swiss, German, American, Canadian companies will participate. So we hope for a competitive process.”

One of the changes to Mexico’s electricity landscape is the spinoff by CFE of six generation companies, or GENCOS, designed to inject competition into the domestic electricity market.

However, the newly GENCOS will still report to CFE. The Undersecretary was asked how true competition is served by that arrangement.

“They (the GENCOS) cannot collude amongst themselves. They have to have a different CEO. And at the board level they have to have independent decisions. They have independent directors. At the start of 2017, (energy reform) mandates them to operate independently.”

“We will be monitoring that. We’ll make sure that they have the right incentives to compete and not to collude,” he concluded.

Hernández has written a book that’s a playbook of sorts for Mexican energy reform in its electricity market, entitled “The Captive Reform: Investment, Work and Entrepreneurship in the Mexican Electric Sector.” The work was published in 2007, two years before former Mexican President Felipe Calderón attempted to introduce reform at Pemex, (Petróleos Mexicanos) Mexico’s state-owned energy agency.

“When I wrote that book it was 2007, I was frustrated, he said. “Most of the developed countries in the world, the highly developed countries, had chosen market structures, whereas we remained state–owned monopoly, which behaved as if we were in the ‘50s,‘60s. I said well, ‘ We have tried to reform it.’ There had been at least two presidents who had tried to reform the system and nobody wanted to advance.”

“In many countries basically when they do not go for a market organization, they go for limited ways of private participation, such as IPPs (Independent Power Producer). The magic about IPPs is that it is very compatible in a monopoly system because they basically generate electricity for one buyer. It’s also called the single buyer system in many places, so a company such as Iberdrola and InterGen can sell electricity in a long–term contract to CFE,” he explained. “So the most efficient plants that CFE had before the reform, were basically the IPP plants.”

Hernández and other proponents of energy reform in Mexico nurture a vision of integration in the electricity market that stretches from northern Canada through the United States and on to to Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala on the Rio Suchiate.

“When you have more integration among electricity systems, and European countries for instance have that characteristic, you can have many more efficiencies in the system,” Hernández explained.

We discussed two cross-border electricity exchanges between the U.S. and Mexico. Currently the Blackstone-owned Frontera Plant in Mission, Texas is sending electricity to Mexico, while San Diego-based Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, IEnova, is sending wind-generated electricity from Baja California to the grid in California.

“The Frontera plant was the first participant in the short–term electricity market and also they were one of the winners of one of the second electricity auctions. It won a long–term contract for supplying the capacity to the Mexican system, and they did that with Frontera,” he continued. “When you go to the other side of the country, when you go to Baja California, there you have a wind farm, which was built by Sempra and which is connected to the CAISO.” (California Independent System Operator System.)

“So there you have a Mexican plant, which is basically supplying the California market. In a more efficient world, we would see that happening all across the border. This year we are starting to build a stronger interconnection between Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona.”

“I think that is a good news story for both countries,” he said.

“That infrastructure is also good for security, for reliability,” he continued. “In electricity grids, sometimes you have a line that falls down and you have some technical problems. Every country has had it. India has had some major catastrophes because of problems in transmission lines. Even the U.S. And it’s very good when you have other interconnections that allow you to solve the problem. ”

Hernández said expansion of the electricity sector in Mexico is dependent on the import of U.S. natural gas. In the next three years, U.S. pipeline capacity into Mexico is slated to nearly double.

“It’s good for the region because when you look at some of the major regions in the world, the expansion of generation, for instance in China or in India, which are really huge markets, is basically based on coal. China or India, if they moved away from coal, they would really have to pay a huge financial penalty because it’s abundant. But we are somehow blessed by geography and having abundant gas reserves as U.S. reserves are now available.”

The 2nd LAC Future Energy Summit 2017 held on April 27-28, 2017, Mexico is Latin America’s most influential conference and exhibition discussing new energy infrastructure investments in wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, oil and gas, transmission and smart grid. Visit www.arcmediaglobal.com/lacfes or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keywords: LAC Future Energy Summit 2017, SENER, Mexico Energy Infrastructure, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, oil and gas, transmission and smart grid

 

Feb 7, 2017 (Mexico City). LAC Future Energy Summit 2017 welcomes Mexican Environment Undersecretary Dr Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo to speak about energy investment opportunities in the Californias (Baja California Mexico and California USA), specifically renewable energy, emission inventory, climate change, and sustainable use of natural resources on Day 1, April 27, 2017, Mexico City.

Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo is the undersecretary for Environmental Policy and Planning at the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources where he is responsible for the development of national environmental policy and planning of environmental government actions. 

As director of Programs and Projects at the Mario Molina Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Lacy led different projects related to renewable energy, emission inventory, climate change, and sustainable use of natural resources. He is a founding member of the Mexican Association of Environmental Engineers, where he was president and executive director for Strategic Projects. Lacy also worked as the chief of staff for the Mexican Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. 

He earned a degree in environmental engineering from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), a master’s degree in Urban Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in environmental studies and engineering from UAM. 

(Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo es subsecretario de Planeación y Política Ambiental en la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, en el cual es responsable del desarrollo de políticas ambientales a nivel nacional y planeación de acciones gubernamentales. Anteriormente, fungió como coordinador de Programas y Proyectos en el Centro Mario Molina para Estudios Estratégicos sobre Energía y Medio Ambiente, en el cual encabezó varios proyectos relacionados con energía renovable, inventario de emisiones, cambio climático y uso sostenible de recursos naturales. Es miembro fundador del Colegio de Ingenieros Ambientales de México, A. C., donde ocupó los cargos de presidente y de director Ejecutivo de Proyectos Especiales. Previamente, colaboró en la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales como Coordinador de Asesores del C. Secretario. Es ingeniero ambiental por la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), maestro en estudios urbanos y planeación por el Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT) y doctor en ciencias e ingeniería ambientales por la UAM.)

For the first time in 2015, Mexico joined the list of the top 10 largest renewable energy markets globally.

The second highest destination for renewable energy technology is Mexico, where renewable energy investment doubled to reach USD 4 billion. Mexico added 700 MW of wind power in 2015, doubling 2013 additions.

The share of geothermal power in the region has remained stable in Mexico, with capacity growing at the same pace as overall renewable power capacity. Installed capacity of solar power (mainly PV) remains relatively small, but has grown significantly in recent years in Mexico.

The 2nd LAC Future Energy Summit 2017 held on April 27-28, 2017, Mexico is Latin America’s most influential conference and exhibition discussing new energy infrastructure investments in wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, oil and gas, transmission and smart grid. Visit www.arcmediaglobal.com/lacfes or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keywords: LAC Future Energy Summit 2017, SEMARNAT, Mexico Energy Infrastructure, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, oil and gas, transmission and smart grid

 

Feb 7, 2017 (Mexico City). LAC Future Energy Summit 2017 welcomes Japan International Cooperation Agency Senior Director Toshitaka Takeuchi who will keynote on “Japan-Mexico Energy Infrastructure Development Cooperation” on Day 1, April 27, 2017, Mexico City.

Mr Takeuchi drives JBIC multi-million dollar energy investments in Latin America. Meet him at LAC Future Energy Summit 2017.

Recently, JBIC signed MOU with the four Mexican states of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Guanajuato and Nuevo León aimed to support the deployment of Japanese mid-tier enterprises and SME in these regions. These MOU, whose main purpose is to support Japanese mid-tier enterprises and SME with whom Japanese financial institutions have business relations, agree to JBIC acting as an intermediary between the four state governments and Japanese financial institutions, and actively utilizing a Japan desk (a desk providing services exclusively for Japanese companies), which is scheduled to be established by the state. It also agrees on provision of advisory services to mid-tier enterprises and SME from both JBIC and the state.

These areas are now regarded the most important automobile production sites in Mexico for Japanese companies. JBIC will support the overseas deployment of Japanese mid-tier enterprises and SME business in cooperation with financial institutions.

The 2nd LAC Future Energy Summit 2017 held on April 27-28, 2017, Mexico is Latin America’s most influential conference and exhibition discussing new energy infrastructure investments in wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, oil and gas, transmission and smart grid. Visit www.arcmediaglobal.com/lacfes or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Keywords: LAC Future Energy Summit 2017, JICA, Mexico Energy Infrastructure, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, oil and gas, transmission and smart grid

 

On February 2, 2016, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto received the lifetime energy achievement award at Houston’s 35th annual IHS CERAWeek, an event described as the Davos of energy policy worldwide. “No country has more profoundly modernized every aspect of its energy sector, from oil and gas, to power and renewable energy, to the sale of refined products, in such a short time,” said Daniel Yergin, conference chair and vice chairman of IHS. These changes are bringing lower electricity prices to the Mexican people, said Yergin, and promise to capture the best technologies to restore Mexico’s position as a world leader in oil and gas. “We honor President Enrique Peña Nieto for making this transformation real.”

LAC Future Energy Summit (happening 27-28 April 2017, Mexico City) is LAC's most influential marketplace for turbomachineries. Visit www.arcmediaglobal.com/lacfes for more info!

The 49 year-old president took office on December 1, 2012 vowing to breakup the government-owned energy monopolies and introduce competitive markets. To many, these goals were met with skepticism. For one thing, changes to the Mexican energy policy require an amendment to the constitution. But in December 2013, a constitutional amendment was approved by the Mexican government, allowing major changes to the oil & gas sector and electricity markets unleashing a wave of capital investment. “With this reform,” said Peña Nieto, “the Mexican State maintains the ownership of the underground hydrocarbons and, at the same time, it allows private participation in the entire hydrocarbon value chain and practically all of the electricity industry.”

Integration of energy markets

Much of the change is linked to integration of the Mexican and Texan energy markets. This includes natural gas exported from Texas into Mexico via pipelines owned and operated by private investors. High-voltage DC interconnections with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas are also being developed along with a new 272-mile transmission line, privately funded at $1.2 billion. Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, explained how the reforms have affected the hydrocarbon production and power generation sectors. “We had lost more than 1 million barrels per day of crude production over the last 10 years and our electricity rates were on average 75% higher than the U.S.,” he said. “Mexico could not continue with a system that gave exclusive investment rights in the energy sector to its own government.”

The reforms focus on transparent competitive bidding and contracting to show the finance community that production sharing contracts are competitive in the international context. This is resulting in surging gas turbine sales. According to McCoy Power Reports, last year more than 5,000 MW of gas turbine generator equipment was placed on order for job sites in Mexico (Figure).

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Mexico has also embarked on a plan to build 10,000 km of natural gas pipeline infrastructure, more than twice as much pipeline capacity as has been built in the nation’s history. Six new pipelines are being connected to Texas and two more are authorized for construction. The change for Mexican consumers is marked. During 2013, natural gas was rationed. Today, there is plenty of economically priced gas available from Texas. This is enabling the acceleration of power plant conversion from oil-fired simple cycle to natural gas-fueled combined cycle.

Mexico is also increasing the electrical connectivity of its transmission system to Texas to facilitate the bi-directional flow of electricity between the countries. But U.S. export barriers (physical DC ties and political permits) will need to be tackled first to increase U.S. sales of electricity to Mexico during periods of ample supply in Texas. Peña Nieto also announced that during the first week of December 2016, Mexico will call for bids relating to production sharing of the deep water oil and gas deposits in the Gulf of Mexico. These activities promise to make Mexico a vibrant market for gas turbine power generation and compressor drive equipment.

Source: https://www.turbomachinerymag.com/policy-changes-in-mexico-boost-turbomachinery-orders/

 
 
Energy use in Latin America has more than tripled over the past forty years, from 248 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) in 1971 to 848 MTOE in 2013, representing more than 8% of the increase in global energy demand over the period.
 
Electricity requirements are estimated to increase by more than 91% through 2040, reaching over 2,970 terawatt-hours. That means that the region will need to add nearly 1,500 TWh to its current production.
 
Meeting these electricity needs will require the equivalent of planning, building, and maintaining eighteen hydropower stations the size of Paraguay-Brazil’s Itaipu (the third largest worldwide).
 
LAC Future Energy Summit (happening on 27-28 April 2017, Mexico City) is Latin America's most influential event dedicated to excellent investments and development projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology.
 
Energy is both a contributor to and a function of growth. Without energy, we cannot provide the basic goods and services that ensure the well-being of current and future generations. On the other hand, population and income growth are key drivers for total energy consumption. Indeed, energy use is continuously boosted by the scale and speed of economic development.
 
The linkages between energy consumption and economic growth are well-documented. Energy use has increased steadily over time in close association with economic activity both globally and in the LAC region.
 
There’s a strong positive relationship between energy consumption and economic growth more specifically across LAC countries.
 
That’s why in 2017, LAC Future Energy Summit is working with the theme: Energy for Growth & Energy for All.
 
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 03:04

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Meeting 2,970 terawatt-hours of electricity 

Electricity requirements are estimated to increase by more than 91% through 2040, reaching over 2,970 terawatt-hours. That means that the region will need to add nearly 1,500 TWh to its current production.

Meeting these electricity needs will require the equivalent of planning, building, and maintaining eighteen hydropower stations the size of Paraguay-Brazil’s Itaipu (the third largest worldwide). Your equipment, expertise and technology in are needed. Bring your unique message to SENER, MinEnergua Chile, SEMARNAT, MME Brasil, JOCA, Banobras, CIF, ACERA, UNFCCC, CeMIE-Geo, CENAGAS, worth USD 80+ billion in energy infrastructure investments. 

LAC Future Energy Summit (27-28 April 2017, Mexico City) is Latin America's most influential conference and exhibition discussing new energy infrastructure investments in wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, oil and gas, transmission and smart grid. Visit www.arcmediaglobal.com/lacfes 

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By sponsoring or exhibiting, you will reach a target audience of government and business decision-makers and key influencers in charge of the new energy installations in the Latin America & Caribbean region: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina.

 

Enhance your company profile on the global stage and increase your customer contacts! Becoming a sponsor at LAC Future Energy Summit (LACFES) 2017 enables you to position your company and your products and services among 300 high level attendees as well as 30,000+ digital contacts.

 

LAC Future Energy Summit (happening on 27-28 April 2017, Mexico City) is Latin America's most influential event dedicated to excellent investments and development projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology. Visit www.arcmediaglobal.com/lacfes 

 

As a sponsor/exhibitor, you will get:

  • Complimentary access to online business matching opportunities
  • Complimentary listing on the Exhibitors List on the LAC Future Energy Summit (LACFES) website
  • The opportunity to post your press releases and product photos on the LACFES website
  • Company name featured on the big board onsite
  • Complimentary Delegate Passes
  • Discounts on additional passes to attend the world-class conferences
  • Complimentary event printed invitations for you to distribute to your clients

 

Attendee companies list: MMA, Ministerio de Minas e Energia, Camara dos Deputados, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank, BNDES, Finep, ANEEL, Keppel Seghers, Eletrobras, EMAE - Empresa Metropolitana de Águas e Energia S.A., Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (CIIEMAD), Votorantim, Business France – Rio de Janeiro, Sistemas Ambientales SA, Ecomaule, C-Tank, PWF Consolidated, Keppel Seghers, Siemens, Kogenergy International, Cotica Engenharia e Construções Ltda, Bureau d’Etudes Cabinet du Gouverneur de Province, Pro Materials Consulting Oy, Radhe Renewable Energy, Pericula, Witteveen+Bos, Keppel Infrastructure, Estre Ambiental, and many more

 

I hope the above are helpful to you? Marc and I are at your disposal should you need additional information, and we can be reached by +1 917 512 2878 or via +65 6602 8264. Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Center for Energy Sustainability and Economics

 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 01:56

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LAC Future Energy Summit 2017

LAC Future Energy Summit (happening on 27-28 April 2017, Mexico City) is Latin America's most influential event dedicated to excellent investments and development projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology.

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  • Maintenance services and spare parts

  • Waste-to-energy

  • Solar, wind, hydro

  • Energy efficiency

  • Smart energy

Meet project owners and solution providers to investors and buyers from the public and private sectors. LACFES Conference attracts world leaders, international policy makers, industry experts, investors from the public and private sector and media, who gather in Mexico City to discuss practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges.

The 2017 Theme is "Energy for Growth & Energy for All."

What's new in LAC Future Energy 2017?

  • Measuring the Benefits and Costs of Regional Electric Grid Integration in the Americas
  • Site tours to conventional thermal plants to hydroelectric dams, geothermal plants, nuclear plants and wind farms
  • 2017 Annual Update to Mexico's National Energy Strategy 2013-2027
  • The Changing Role of the Oil and Gas Company in Latin America's Future Energy Mix
  • Performance, Reliability and Availability For Full Range of Wind Environments
  • Advances in HCE Tubes and Mirrors for All Types of CSP and CPV Applications
  • Gaining New Generation Capacity at Half the Cost per kWh for Hydropower
  • Harnessing the Power of Marine Currents
  • Taking the Engineering Team to New Heights of Plant Design and Reliability
  • Connecting Latin America with the Global Gas Markets
  • Moving Biomass Conversion Past Mass-Burn Incinerators 

Attend LAC Future Energy Summit 2017 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting www.arcmediaglobal.com/lacfes!

 

 

Dear Colleague,

HR in the Age of Technological Disruption


Today’s young professionals are under unprecedented financial stress – your HR strategies have to adjust.

It’s the end of the world as we know it –

Workforce anxieties are more real than any company executive can think. Economists are already worrying about “job polarisation”, where middle-skill jobs such as those in manufacturing are declining but both low-skill and high-skill jobs are expanding.

“Our efforts have to be targeted today and constantly build a future ready workforce by having a creative and innovative environment,” says Indosat Ooredoo CHRO Ripy Mangkoesoebroto. Ripy has architected and led the transformation journey of Indosat into a fresher, more youthful, and digitally ready company. Her hard work with the team and the board are starting to pay off. Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia’s second largest telco provider, has become the company with strongest data revenue growth in the industry, from almost zero to 56.9% revenue growth in 2015. Ripy will be sharing her experience at the HR Technology Conference in Singapore.

“Our efforts have to be targeted today and constantly build a future ready workforce by having a creative and innovative environment.” 
- Indosat Ooredoo CHRO Ripy Mangkoesoebroto

 
In effect, the workforce bifurcates into two groups doing non-routine work: highly paid, skilled workers (such as architects and senior managers) on the one hand and low-paid, unskilled workers (such as cleaners and burger-flippers) on the other.

“We see the Business environment change at a rapid pace with interplay of global mega trends, ascend of digitized technologies and deployment of disruptive practices in the space of Advanced Robotics, 3D Printing, Cloud computing etc. In times like these, it is vital for HR leaders to constantly learn to unlearn and deploy an organizational strategy that not only addresses people anxieties but sets avenues to build capability, embrace diversity and find opportunities that foster organizational growth and profitability,” says Pratap G, Global Human Resource Head, Maersk - GSC, an 89,000-strong, US$50 billion-dollar global organisation. Pratap will be sharing his perspective on “Changing role of HR & key constituents of designing people strategy in changing times” during the conference.

“In times like these, it is vital for HR leaders to constantly learn to unlearn and deploy an organizational strategy that not only addresses people anxieties but sets avenues to build capability, embrace diversity and find opportunities that foster organizational growth and profitability.” 
- Pratap G, Global Human Resource Head, Maersk - GSC

 
The stagnation of median wages in many countries is cited as evidence that automation is already having an effect—though it is hard to disentangle the impact of offshoring. Current studies show that employment in non-routine cognitive and non-routine manual jobs has grown steadily since the 1980s, whereas employment in routine jobs has been broadly flat. As more jobs are automated, this trend seems likely to continue.

“It is our actions today that will determine whether future changes in the marketplace may simply result in significant displacement of our valued workforce or the emergence of new roles and opportunities for them,” says HR Technology Conference Chair and former KMPG Indonesia President Director, Wilson Fyffe.

“To not be blindsided by disruption,” Wilson adds, “this is the key objective at the HR Technology Congress Asia.”

“It is our actions today that will determine whether future changes in the marketplace may simply result in significant displacement of our valued workforce or the emergence of new roles and opportunities for them.” 
- HR Technology Conference Chair and former KMPG Indonesia President Director, Wilson Fyffe

 
“How technology can be optimally used to hire the right talent in time? As we follow through on our mandates to build digital organisations, it is important to quickly re-align HR processes to suit the ever changing business context,” says Hari AP Nair, Head of Continuous Improvement, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals.

“How can we remind our employers to put people first in this age of disruption? How can we use technology to ensure excellent workplaces that the most productive talent would fight to be part of? How can we transform ourselves to deliver better strategic value?” Hari adds. He will be sharing a case study at the Congress.

“How can we use technology to ensure excellent workplaces that the most productive talent would fight to be part of?” 
- Hari AP Nair, Head of Continuous Improvement, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals

 
This is at the heart of what will separate the companies that will flourish moving forward from those that will disappear. Payroll costs take up to 60% of company expenses, and HR compliance missteps, having the wrong people in the wrong places, and stagnant employee productivity would certainly mean this money will likely not come back as ROI.

The 7th HR Technology Congress Asia 2016, happening on 1-2 December 2016 in Singapore is designed specifically to help you achieve and grow in your role as a people manager, and:

  1. Make timesheets, payroll, taxes and compliance faster and easier
  2. Use the latest mobile, cloud and online apps to ensure you have the right people in the right places, and
  3. Accelerate employee performance with gamified and social learning tools

 
More insights that will be shared at the HR Technology Congress Asia 2016 include:

ASEAN Transformation Strategy and Effective Regionalization - Maybank’s Head of HR Strategy Mei-lynn unfolds key insights

Mobile-First Digital HR - Digi (Telenor) CHRO, Haroon Bhatti shares his experience

HR in the Age of Technological Disruption - Asian Institute of Finance CEO, Dr Raymond Madden highlights the role of HR during FinTech disruption, the drivers of innovation and disruption in financial services, and Gen Y in the workplace

Building A High-Performance Bank in Indonesia - Bank Rakyat’s CHRO Farid Basir rewires thinking

Shaping A Future That Works - AIG’s HR Head Lhen Perez engages you with a different kind of insight

Managing Rewards and Incentives In HR Shared Services And Outsourcing In A VUCA World - Microsourcing HR Head Marie Pearl Martinez uncovers key observations

To register your team at only $1950 each (Groups of 3: 30% off, Groups of 5: 50% off), email your registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today! Visit bit.ly/hrtechasia to request the full agenda.



Welcome Dr Raymond Madden, CEO, Asian Institute of Finance 

Dr Raymond Madden has extensive international experience in human capital development and talent management, having first coined the term the ‘talent game’ in 2009 to describe how organisations can best manage the careers of critical personnel.

He brings to the region experience from several senior roles in talent management within the European financial services industry, including tenures as Global Head of Learning at ABN AMRO Bank and Lloyds Banking Group.

The Asian Institute of Finance is a think tank jointly established by the Bank Negara Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia, to enhance human capital development and talent management across the financial services industry in Asia.

The Institute believes in attracting, developing and retaining talented individuals towards ensuring the development and sustainability of the industry. It advocates this principle via domestic and regional alliances with industry, multilateral organisations and academia with the sole aim of raising the profile of the human capital and talent management agenda.



Allocating HR resources in a bold and more focused way 

The economic climate has changed, and uncertainty is a greater variable to be factored in. Change management, dealing with emerging technologies, dealing with people as they grow in their roles, co-holding the Task and People aspects effectively while leading the Digital Transformation is imperative.

Pratap Gopalakrishnan, Global HR Head at Maersk GSC, will share how Maersk allocates HR and resources in a bold and more focused way. This session is to share the Maersk experiences of dealing with emerging technologies like Robotics Process Automation, Integrated Resource Management & Handling employee anxieties pro actively to manage change successfully in these VUCA times.



HR Leadership – A business support for the leadership edge 

What is the new role of the HRM function? How have the needs of our jobs and careers changed? What organisational needs continue to challenge us?

What are the different leadership roles and styles in the new digital age, now that people are empowered by, and some jobs threatened by, technology?

How can the HR team give a face-lift to address these organisational challenges?

Sunder Rajan, respected industry veteran and retired Senior Vice President HR will share his experiences in companies such as the Simpson Group of Companies, Mahindra Group, SKF Bearings, Tata Elxsi, Flextronics Software Systems (Aricent), Sasken Communications Technologies, and Infinite Computer Solutions.



Achieving successful Digital HR Transformation through Agile Learning 

Learning happens all the time. How can we use Agile Learning to achieve the needed Digital HR Transformation in the Asian context?

Ripy Mangkoesoebroto, Chief Human Resources Officer of Indosat Ooredoo, will share her experiences in pulling the learning lever to achieve the needed transformations.

She joined Indosat Ooredoo in November 2012, bringing over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in the consumer goods, pharmaceutical and consulting industries with leading national and multinational organisations

She was most recently Chief Human Resources Officer at AXA Indonesia, part of the AXA Group, one of the largest insurance companies in the world. Prior to that she was Human Resources Director at MSD Group, owned by Merck & Co, the second largest pharmaceutical company worldwide.



Minimum wage: The politician’s new best friend? 

Indonesia has announced its intention to propose a regional minimum wage for ASEAN during a recent event held in Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesian officials cited wage disparities between low cost production hubs such as Vietnam and those economies with more expensive labour forces, and expressed concerns that these differences could result in a race to the bottom and ultimately “lead to the exploitation of workers”.

Across Asia, wage trends are driven by a regional power – China – and changes take place amidst larger structural adjustments in the economy. The specifics of Indonesia’s proposal are expected to be released at the upcoming ASEAN manpower ministers’ meeting.

In the meantime, here is a review of current minimum wage trends in South and Southeast Asia –

India 

The labour ministry has temporarily put on hold a proposal to increase minimum wages for all by up to 25% because of a fall in both global and domestic demand that impacted Indian manufacturers.

A senior labour ministry official opined that the time is not ripe to enhance wages and make it binding on all states as this would raise the input cost for manufacturers and make them uncompetitive.

Indonesia 

The past year has seen Indonesia’s minimum wage adjusted as authorities attempt to boost the country’s economic growth and strength domestic demand.

Although enjoying sustained economic growth in recent years, Indonesian wages have not kept up.

Dealing with this issue head on, new regulations put into place last October peg the country’s minimum wages to growth and inflation rates.

Thailand 

Thailand has a national daily minimum wage of 300 Baht (US$ 8.40) which was passed and implemented in 2013.

Assuming 20 working days per month, this would amount to a minimum wage of 6.000 Baht (US$ 168.40)

However, this rate ceased at the end of 2015 and was replaced by the old system, in which minimum wages across Thailand depended on the province one worked in.

Malaysia 

In a government bid to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign workers, minimum wages in Malaysia this month increased by 11.1 percent to MYR 1000.

The budget for 2016 includes a raise in minimum wage for private sector workers from RM 900 (US$ 216) to RM 1,000 (US$ 240) per month in the peninsula.

The regions of Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will see an increase from RM 800 (US$ 192) to RM 920 (US$ 220.8).

Philippines 

As seen in many countries across ASEAN, minimum wages in the Philippines also differ regionally.

Currently, the daily minimum wages range from as low as P235 (US$ 4.92) in Region VIII (eastern Visayas) to P481 (US$ 10.07) in the Metro Manila region.

The wages in the National Capital region were adjusted by P15 in 2015, based on a wage order, and can’t be changed for the succeeding 12 months – creating some stability for investors.

However, it should be noted that the 2015 wage hike only applied to the National Capital Region, and doesn’t affect other regions’ minimum wages in the Philippines.

Vietnam 

Recent years in Vietnam have been pivotal in terms of new labour regulations, and 2016 is no different.

On 1 January 2016, Vietnam’s regional minimum wage increased by 12.4% according to Decree No. 122/2015/ND-CP.

Vietnam is divided into four different regions, each with different regional minimum wages.

Singapore 

The topic of minimum wages is now being hotly debated in Singapore.

While many developed economies have long engaged in paying minimum wages, Singapore has no such system in place. Instead, wage rates are determined by the open market – raising concerns over too many low-paying jobs.

The median gross monthly income from work in 2015 was US$ 3,949 for full-time employed residents; much higher than the national minimum of SS 1,000 (US706.5) a month proposed by the Singapore Workers Party last year.



The Strategy – Implementation – Transformation triad 

Our research on the human resources challenges of the Asia-Pacific region which we have been conducting since before the Global Financial Crisis has been updated again starting in January 2016, and we have identified several areas where new seminal work can be made in the region’s human resources practice, in order to ensure delivery of performance, without necessarily competing on wages alone –

1. STRATEGY - How do you allocate HR and resources in a bold and more focused way? 

Deciding how to apportion scarce resources involves resolving many trade-offs and conflicts between slow-growth and rapid-growth markets, short-term and long-term returns, and volume-to-margin ratios.

Once companies decide on the right balance of these elements, they must settle on a handful of key investments that offer the best promise of future growth. Making these bets clearly requires a high degree of confidence that an investment will work.

Technology plays a big role here: business analytics, for example, can help companies build an investment case, evaluate risks, look at potential scenarios and simulate outcomes.

2. IMPLEMENTATION - How do you make your big-bet investments as local and as granular as possible? 

Succeeding in the world’s new markets means being immersed in them – specifically tailoring offerings to meet the exacting needs of local customers, forming close relationships with local officials and communities, manufacturing locally or establishing regional supply chains.

Companies must then empower local managers to make decisions so that they can act on opportunities swiftly.

Technology helps here by providing corporate parameters for decision-making.

3. TRANSFORMATION - How do you transform your company through agile learning? 

It is no news to anyone that even-more-rapid change is the new normal in business today and that many outcomes will remain unpredictable. Yet companies can learn to manage change better. This is where the power of technology really comes into play.

Applications such as business intelligence and analytics, mobility solutions and social networking allow businesses access to a wealth of data that they can feed into future strategic planning and use to become lean and flexible organisations that will thrive in the global economy of the future.

An organisation with a mindset of continuous learning will be best equipped to manage successfully in a turbulent and ever-shifting business landscape.



Top drivers for employee satisfaction and engagement across countries 

Within Malaysia, the survey found better pay was the number of driver boosting satisfaction at work for employees. This was followed by enjoyable work and a work-life harmony.

Besides these drivers, the survey noted the top element for boosting productivity at work in Malaysia was better defined goals and responsibilities.

Across Asia Pacific, however, improved collaboration (39%) was the most critical factor to increasing productivity, followed by having better defined goals and responsibilities (37%) and more flexibility (36%).

“Collaboration can contribute to improving productivity levels, but achieving this often requires a fundamental shift in the organisation’s culture, structures and processes, as well as using better tools. Incremental improvements can also be obtained by better defining employee goals, roles and responsibilities ... only 12% of the Asia Pacific respondent pool strongly agree when asked if they know what their employers expect from them.”

 


Are you ready? 

Surprisingly – or for some, maybe not – CEOs indicated that they feel HR is not prepared for the challenges ahead, and are concerned about the availability of key skills needed by the business.



It’s not the HR team’s fault, either. Majority of the CEOs surveyed did indicate that the executive team as a whole have not yet taken the first step, despite 93% of CEOs recognising the need to change talent strategies.

There is no time to waste. 62% of job candidates are now checking your company as well, determining authenticity, and if the employer’s own brand would look good on the future resume.

THERE’S MORE: Enhance your corporate planning with proprietary management tools from former President Director of KPMG Indonesia! 

Scenario planning expert and foremost futurist Wilson Fyffe provides performance improvement consulting services to organisations around the globe, supported by best-of-breed software.

The suite of management tools he provides includes Scenario Planning, Strategic Planning, Blue Ocean Strategy, Balanced Scorecard, Business Process Reengineering, 360 Degree Feedback, Corporate Recovery and Corporate Finance.

As President Director of KPMG International Consultants Indonesia in the 1990s, Wilson was required to implement a redirection in strategy for this strategic business unit, from conventional growth economy consulting services (IT strategy, BPR) to economic crisis consulting (Corporate Recovery, Corporate Finance). The mission was accomplished with a 40% increase in consulting revenues during the mission period.



Your speaking panel 

It's the era of robots. It's also the era of exits. Many business leaders can describe today as The Dawn of the New Dark Age.

Truth be told, only those companies that stand out as innovators are likely to succeed in a slow-growth environment. To capitalise on pockets of growth, businesses need to be bold, entrepreneurial and willing to take risks on new products and services.

HR Technology Congress Asia 2016 will tackle how companies must adapt their operations to a new growth cycle – one that requires highly disciplined and rigorous strategic planning, execution and learning, all supported and enhanced by technology, while dealing with the rise of nationalist politics pushing for a minimum wage.
 

BY INVITATION ONLY: Seats for as low as $975! 

To ensure all the Top 100 companies in Asia are included in the discussion, we are pleased to extend special rates for your HR director and guest to be able to attend the 7th HR Technology Congress Asia, held in Singapore on 1-2 December 2016 –

  • USD 1950 per delegate (individual registrations)
  • USD 1365 per delegate (group of 3 from the same company and same registration form)
  • USD 975 per delegate (group of 5 from the same company and same registration form)

 
Give your team the capacity to lead, engage and reinvent human capital management towards sustainable growth and profitability!

Reduce uncertainties from global mega-trends and ensure you build competitive advantages not tomorrow, not next year, but right nowRegister today!

To register with this by-invitation-only promotion, complete the Registration Form on the last page of the attached brochure and prospectus, and send it back to us via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with VUCAREADY clearly indicated on the top of the form.
 

 

Gain clarity in Singapore – register today for the 7th HR Technology Congress Asia on 1-2 December 2016! 

It’s no longer just about the money. Digitisation is creating new business models and flexibility is the new currency to attract staff.

The problem is simple: We need to change quickly to be able to get the talented people to run a profitable, high-margin business as the business environment quickly evolves, so at the end of the exercise, you always become the company of choice.

If you are not fast enough, techie enough, automated enough or mobile enough, you simply will not have a business in the future. Staff and customer turnover will be your day-to-day reality.

Solutions that others feel should be done include:

  • Rebranding like a ‘start up’ to be more flexible, fun and future-orientated
  • Creating a system which enables your team to churn products and services and test them quickly
  • Selecting the right mobility solutions that enable you to deliver services while ensuring employee performance

 
Wouldn’t it be great to become and keep your position as the company of choice when this digitisation challenge peaks, and the top company rankings rearrange? 

The HR Technology Congress Asia 2016, happening 1-2 December 2016 in Singapore is your best platform of tools, best-in-class solutions and partners all under one roof!

The programme features the following specialist tracks and awards -

  • Recruit Excellence
  • HR Startup Demos
  • Payroll and HR SSO
  • HR Prize Gala Night

 
Participants are CEOs and Human Resources heads, such as Group Chief Human Capital Officer or Chief People Officer job titles.

This early groups have already registered from Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Bangladesh!

By sponsoring or attending you would be able to engage, learn from and build relationships with 300 senior executives from Asia's largest employers and nurture these valuable networks to tap the region's economic boom for you to grow the value of your own large workforce!

HR Technology Congress Asia is the only Human Resources event which effectively integrates and bridges the strategic HR sought by employers and the technology solutions offered by providers, so the value is definitely magnified given the importance of industry benchmarking, relationships and partnerships in gaining clarity to upgrade systems and update people processes.



Register today! 

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HR Technology Congress Asia 2016
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P.S. Be visible in a market that matters. The HR Technology Congress Asia attracts over 300 forward looking executives in ASEAN and neighbouring countries from top organisations. Thought-leadership packages allow you to get management buy-in for your products and services in these sectors and tap into ASEAN’s drive to transform into high-skill, high-value and high-income economies!

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Dear Colleague,

A Sustainable Development Model for Geothermal Energy


Indonesia’s power shortfall needs to be addressed urgently, opening up $88 billion worth of opportunities to electricity players who are locally accessible, flexible, and cost effective. Globalgeothermal companies, IPPs, financiers, and regulators meet at the World Geothermal Energy Summit, happening on 10-11November 2016 at the Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta, Indonesia to overcome infrastructure, technical, and financing obstacles to help plug Indonesia’s electricity shortfall.

Indonesia’s energy consumption is growing 8.5% per year –

The majority of national energy demand is fulfilled by fossil fuels, but their reserves are decreasing. These situations have forced the government of Indonesia (GOI) to improve the efficiency of use of fossil fuels and find new alternative energies which are relatively cheaper and environmentally friendly.

One of the new alternative energies that meets this criteria is geothermal, a renewable energy source of which the country has ample reserves, and low CO2 emissions.

The GOI has established the 2006-2025 geothermal development roadmap targeting 9,500 MW in 2025, or a contribution of 5% to national energy consumption.

However, current use of geothermal in 2012 is only 1,226 MW or 4% of Indonesia’s geothermal potential (29,215 MW), therefore, this is considered a challenging target for Indonesia to achieve (Sukarna, 2012).



Hear first-hand the case study by Arief Yunan at WGES 2016 

His paper describes a conceptual model to develop sustainable geothermal energy to help achieve the GOI’s challenging target, based on a case study at a Geothermal Power Plant (GPP) in Darajat near Garut, Indonesia.

It is intended to provide support for decision makers to accelerate sustainable development of geothermal energy based on social, environmental, and economic aspects.

Analyses are performed and synthesised, so that an optimal, comprehensive, and integrated model of sustainable geothermal development can be obtained. The analyses conducted are based on a system approach, both hard and soft system approaches.

The hard system approach is an analysis of economic investment feasibility of geothermal development at GPP Darajat Garut by calculating Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR).

Meanwhile, the soft system approach is a compilation of the results of the sustainable analyses of MDS (Multi-Dimensional Scaling), legal/regulation review, AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process), and ISM (Interpretative Structural Modeling).

These analysis results become inputs in designing a conceptual model of sustainable geothermal energy development.

Moving forward, three (3) elements have to be considered for sustainable geothermal development:

  1. central government as an actor providing driving power and influence for others
  2. government policy consistency, and
  3. developing long term strategies and policies

 
Based on those analysis results, a conceptual model of sustainable geothermal energy development has been developed which consists of a management system, funding/budget support, actor to manage, and regulation management. These will be presented at this year’s World Geothermal Energy Summit 2016 happening 10-11 November 2016 at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.

EXTENDED UNTIL TOMORROW, 27 OCTOBER 2016Register 5 people today for the price of 2!
 

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If you register delegates before 27 October 2016 using promo code GETLOCAL, you will get to enjoy a special deal to register up to 5 delegates for the price of 2!

To avail of this promotion, complete the Registration Form on the last page of the attached brochure and prospectus, and send it back to us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the promo code GETLOCAL indicated clearly on the top of the form.

HURRY! THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL TOMORROW!
 

 



Turbine OEMs going local, flexible, cost-effective 

The progress towards the 6,000 MW target of installed geothermal power capacity by 2020 is accelerating as Indonesia pushes to meet rising electricity demand of 9 percent annually over the next four years.

As ORC and turbine technologies are a critical component for geothermal plants, this means that you can tap Indonesia’s 210 power plant projects — an $88 billion investment, which will benefit you as turbine and organic ranking cycle machine supplier.

The government has established 33 projects for investors after passing the geothermal law in 2014 which allows exploitation of forested areas to tap 29,000 megawatts of geothermal energy potential, with the latest two projects:

  1. the 110-megawatt Graho Nyabu power plant in Jambi, covering an area of 109,000 hectares and a reserve of 200 megawatts, and,
  2. the 20-megawatt Gunung Hamiding power plant in North Maluku on 42,100 hectares, with a reserve of 265 megawatts.

 
Although Indonesia is estimated to have around 28 gigawatt (GW) in geothermal potential, the country has targeted the use of geothermal energy at 7,156 MW, making it the biggest geothermal energy power producer in the world. But your buyers have a challenge: they would like to reduce the price of geothermal energy and make it affordable to all Indonesians.



Where you can help: Reduce the price of geothermal energy through efficient technologies 

We have invited very important decision makers at the World Geothermal Energy Summit, happening on 10-11 November 2016 in Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta, to ensure that your message about turbine efficiency is delivered and ensure that a high-level buy-in is achieved:

Benefits of sponsoring and attending the World Geothermal Energy Summit 2016:

  1. Meet the teams from utilities developing power plants and distributing electricity in Indonesia
  2. Engage concession holders of the largest geothermal working areas
  3. Access important market data and how your competitors are delivering competitive advantages
  4. Gain business that can only be won face-to-face

 
Currently, geothermal energy makes up 1,400 Megawatts (MW) of the country’s total installed power plant capacity of about 55,000 MW. Visit bit.ly/worldgeosummit to learn more about the speaker list.

This is a great opportunity for your business and TurbodenHoneywellDurr-CyplanBaker HughesEastland Group, and many more, are already on board as sponsors/partners for this year’s Summit!

TODAY ONLY: Register 5 people today for the price of 2!



Welcome Dürr to update on their progress in Indonesia 

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. The Dürr Group operates in the market with five divisions.

The Clean Technology Systems division is focused on processes to improve energy efficiency and exhaust air purification. In the area of energy efficiency Dürr Cyplan develops plants for generating electricity on the basis of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology.

The available ORC solutions are executed as transportable compact modules in a range up to 1.2 MWel. Provided solutions for geothermal applications are:

  • Wellhead generators
  • Efficiency increase of existing plants
  • Modular power plants

 


The Kiwi connection 

A New Zealand company’s $120 million geothermal power plant near Kawerau is a step closer to being built after engineers successfully drilled into a 300-degree geothermal reservoir.

Following nearly five months of drilling, Eastland Group’s joint Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project, which will build a 25mW plant 2.3km east of Kawerau on land owned by Kawerau A8D Ahu Whenua Trust, can move on to the construction phase.

Project manager Ben Gibson said the drilling process targeted known sources of geothermal fluid, which could be as hot as 200 to 300 degrees.

“The drilling was successful. We located the high-temperature fluid that will ultimately fuel the geothermal power plant and the injection capacity necessary to manage the cooler fluids that pass through the geothermal power plant.”

Well pads were constructed on site and the Old Coach Road, near Kawerau, was upgraded in preparation for the drilling rig’s arrival in late April.

Drilling began in May following assembly, inspections and karakia and blessings from local kaumatua.

Mr Gibson paid tribute to the internationally-recognised drilling specialists who had worked on the project including rig contractor MB Century, ancillary service provider Halliburton, and supervising engineers Jacobs, together with a number of smaller contractors based locally and further afield.

Mr Gibson noted that drilling was completed without any major incidents or harm to any person or the environment.

“Drilling these wells to plan, without any major incidents, is testament to the professionalism, skill and experience of the entire team.”



Exciting construction phase 

Project cultural adviser Tomairangi Fox said the Kawerau A8D Ahu Whenua Trust was “very happy” drilling had been completed “and the next stage is very exciting too.”

The Te Ahi O Maui project has engaged Israeli company Ormat for the next phase of the development.

Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd said he was pleased the project had partnered with Ormat.

“Ormat has over 30 years’ experience in the New Zealand geothermal energy industry and is involved in 12 geothermal projects around the country. They have the necessary skills and knowledge that we can rely on for the successful delivery of the Te Ahi O Maui project.”

Resource consent for the project allows for the transfer of 15,000 tonnes of geothermal fluid each day from the Kawerau reservoir for 35 years, with the new plant on track to be operational in 2018.



Welcome Chairman, Welcome CEO 

The WGES team is pleased to welcome the Chairman of the Board of Eastland Group Ltd., Mr. Nelson Cull to join the high-level roster of participants at this year’s World Geothermal Energy Summit.

Matt Todd, Group Chief Executive of Eastland Group Ltd., will be presenting at the summit on “Building and Operating Geothermal Small Scale (10MW to 50MW) Power Stations on Land with Indigenous Ownership”

In his presentation he will be covering:

  1. The electricity industry in New Zealand
  2. Working with landowners
  3. Making the economics work, and
  4. Design and construction

 
Eastland Group Limited has a diversified portfolio of businesses within the electricity distribution, energy generation, and ports sectors.

In 2003, when Matt was appointed, he has grown total assets by over 600%. Their focus in the energy sector has been on building a portfolio of medium sized generation assets with a particular focus on geothermal, with the latest project being a 25MW geothermal power station in New Zealand.

Matt is an electrical engineer, holds an MBA and is a graduate from Harvard Business School with over 30 years’ experience in the energy and utilities sector.



A practical approach to tendering and awarding geothermal resource concessions 

The WGES team is also pleased to welcome Hezy Ram, CEO of Ram Energy Inc. to present on different government approaches to concession awarding in various growth countries for geothermal.

Hezy Ram graduated in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc. in Energy) and holds an MBA with major in finance. A veteran of the geothermal industry, Hezy has been involved as a developer of geothermal projects in North and Central America as well as Africa.

Currently, Hezy is involved in the development of a 70 MW geothermal plant in Kenya and is also a consultant to international organizations and developing countries on how to foster development of the geothermal industry.

In his presentation, he will discuss:

  1. The role of the geothermal concession process in developing geothermal projects
  2. Different approaches used by different governments to deal with this complex issue
  3. The situation in the developing world
  4. Recommendations on how to improve on the process

 


New $420 million in geothermal projects 

Two geothermal working areas in Jambi and North Maluku, worth a total $420 million, will be offered by Indonesia’s government towards reaching renewable energy goals, a ministry representative said.

The government has established 33 projects for investors after passing the geothermal law in 2014 which allows exploitation of forested areas to tap 29,000 MW of geothermal energy potential.

The latest two projects are the 110 MW Graho Nyabu power plant in Jambi, which covers an area of 109,000 hectares and has an estimated reserve of 200 MW, and the 20 MW Gunung Hamiding power plant in North Maluku on 42,100 hectares, with an estimated reserve of 265 MW.

Yunus Saefulhak, director of geothermal services at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said investors can submit their offers by October 20.

Benchmark prices offered for Graho Nyabu geothermal block is capped at 15 cents per kilowatt-hour and 22.6 cents per kilowatt-hour for Gunung Hamibing, Yunus said.

Two more geothermal projects will be up on offer later this month - the 10 MW Gunung Galunggung in West Java and the 20 MW Gunung Wilis in East Java, and two more are being prepared for auction - the 20 MW Marana in South Sulawesi and the 65 MW Gunung Talang-Bukit Kili in West Sumatra.

According to the ministry, 25 more projects with a total capacity of approximately 1,500 MW will be auctioned by 2018.



Welcome David Paul, Manager at Turboden, S.r.l., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 

David Paul is the Sales and Business Development Manager for Turboden, S.r.l., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, based in Italy.

David is an Electrical Engineer by training and worked first at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, US in the early Nineties before joining Cummins Inc. and later United Technologies Corporation both in the US, finally becoming part of Turboden in 2009.

He is based in Jakarta for the last two years and his primary area of responsibility is SE Asia and Korea.

At WGES 2016, David will be presenting on Turboden’s latest Organic Rankine Cycle technology and how these can be used for geothermal applications.



Welcome Tao Liu, Lead Engineer at Honeywell 

Tao has more than 10 years’ experience in thermal power engineering and the HVAC industry. He is now a lead engineer in Honeywell (China), focusing on refrigerant applications for Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), chiller and high-temperature heat pumps.

His responsibility covers new product & application development and new technology promotion.

He is an expert on dynamic and steady-state thermodynamic modeling for various products (ORC, chiller, truck trailer, container & APU), dedicating in promoting product’s energy efficiency and lower carbon emission to achieve better environmental friendliness.

Before joining Honeywell, he also served for Ingersoll Rand and UTC.

At WGES 2016, Tao will be presenting on optimising operating efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO) of an ORC system through the selection of working fluid, where he will review the operating condition, flammability, thermal efficiency, environmental friendliness and economic model for 3 popular working fluids: HFC-245fa, HFO-1233zd(E) and isopentane.



Welcome Dr Prijo Hutomo 

Dr Prijo Hutomo is Executive Director – Implementation of the National Committee on Sustainability Reporting for Energy Business and Senior Advisor – Sustainability, Safety, Health and Environment at Star Energy.

As part of his role he helps secure implementation of the mission and objectives of affiliated global institutions such as the Global Methane Initiatives (GMI), Global Sustainability Reporting Initiatives (GRI), Global Gas Flaring Reduction Initiatives (GGFR) and others in Indonesia and the ASEAN countries.

At Star Energy, he provides oversight functions in SSHE services and support in all operating areas of the company.

He will be addressing the plenary with a presentation on “Sustainability and HSSE Best Practices for Geothermal Development and Construction in Indonesia”.



Welcome Dr Suganda Thalib 

Dr Suganda Thalib is Gas Commercial Manager at the PetroCina International Company in Indonesia, and ex-Permit Matters and Sustainability Manager.

He has 25 years working in American and Chinese oil and gas companies, which gave him exposure in in various key positions, including experiences in Process Engineering, Chemical/Corrosion Engineering, QC, HSE, Maintenance, Permits, Production, and Operations Management.

Meet Dr Suganda Thalib when you register for this year’s 6th World Geothermal Energy Summit 2016 at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia!



Welcome Dr Bret Mattes 

Dr Bret Mattes is Senior Gas and Power Advisor at Pertamina New and Renewable Energy and Chairman of the Association of Low Carbon Businesses in Indonesia.

In addition, he is also a Board Member of the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases and Board Member of the International Skills and Training Institute in Health.

Meet Dr Bret Mattes when you register for this year’s 6th World Geothermal Energy Summit 2016 at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia!



Managing land use conflicts with indigenous peoples – Learning from Africa and New Zealand 

New Zealand’s Eastland Group has built a solid reputation in building and operating geothermal small scale (10MW to 50MW) power stations, and has successfully done so on land with indigenous ownership.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has been instrumental in moving forward on Indigenous Rights policy to aid geothermal development in Africa.

Join Matt Todd, Group Chief Executive at Eastland Group, and Gervais Nzoa, United Nations expert and member of the UNPFII, as they help you transform land use conflicts into land use agreements and push through with development of geothermal projects on land with indigenous ownership.



Expanding the worldwide horizon of geothermal development by enabling low- and medium-temperature resource development 

Turbochargers developed several decades ago from exotic devices on sophisticated ships and high-performance engines, into a standard feature of regular engines today, with their benefits taken for granted.

A similar, quiet revolution is now taking place in converting exhaust heat from power-generating engines into 10% additional power. The technology is well proven and payback can be as short as three years.

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) uses the waste heat from geothermal to produce electricity, and is the best solution when the temperature of the heat source is relatively low, or where the size of the application is too small for a steam power plant to be the most efficient solution.

Large ORC plants have been operating on geothermal heat sources or multi-MW biomass combustion plants for many years. This technology is supplied by publicly listed companies such as Turboden, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi.

In addition, ORC technology is now establishing itself as a well-proven application in small, decentralised power plants.



The secret sauce to operating efficiency in ORC 

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) is adopted for geothermal applications in Indonesia and across the world, and a key component in ensuring optimum operating efficiency and total cost of ownership of an ORC system is the selection of working fluid.

That is the secret sauce. 

Careful analysis of working fluid selection at the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) stage can impact the eventual financial payback of the ORC project.



Welcoming Honeywell! 

In Honeywell’s presentation at this year’s World Geothermal Energy Summit, the plenary will review the operating condition, flammability, thermal efficiency, environmental friendliness and economic model for 3 popular working fluids:

  • HFC-245fa
  • HFO-1233zd(E), and
  • Isopentane

 
Data will be presented showing that the selection of working fluid is a function of the heat source temperature and system design.

Taking the technical information through to the commercial implication, the Return on Investment (ROI) of an ORC project will be analysed relative to the flammability risk of the working fluid.

The objective in exploring non-flammable working fluids is to minimise Total Cost of Ownership and safety risk over the lifetime of the ORC project, as well as to reduce further the carbon foot print for the project owner.



Reducing capital risk and lowering well development cost 

Baker Hughes’ commitment to sustainable energy began more than 40 years ago when the company pioneered geothermal energy tools that are still in use today. Baker Hughes has now worked on 95% of all geothermal wells ever developed worldwide.

The objective is to maximise megawatt production. Using superior technology and tools with new electronics and materials with higher-temperature tolerances, achieving this allows for a reduction of capital risk, a major concern when it comes to geothermal development projects.

In addition, well development costs can be kept in check. Baker Hughes Reservoir Development Services (RDS) applies their MohrFracs™ software to identify critically stressed, permeable fracture faults for optimal well location.

And when geothermal drilling begins, high-temperature PDC drill bits and Vanguard Tricone™ roller cone drill bits with metal seals provide the necessary capabilities. The PYRO-DRILL™ drilling fluid has been successful in wells with bottomhole temperatures in excess of 600°F (316°C).

Non-rotating drilling systems also reduce wear and tear on tubing and casing, in addition to the AutoTrak™ rotary closed-loop system and TruTrak drilling system for accurate horizontal drilling.



New opportunities for foreign investment 

Further to the announcement of a series of Economic Stimulus Packages, the Indonesian Government has finally enacted the new foreign investment negative list (2016 Negative List), setting out updates to the list of business activities that are either closed, open or conditionally open to foreign investment.

The 2016 Negative List replaces the previous 2014 Negative List, and forms part of the wider 10th Economic Package that was announced in February 2016 aimed at boosting both domestic and foreign investment.

Overall, the 2016 Negative List provides further opportunities for foreign investment in comparison with the 2014 Negative List. A number of amendments introduced by the 2016 Negative List have liberalised investment rules across a range of business sectors.

There are 34 business activities previously closed or conditionally open to foreign investment that have been removed from the 2016 Negative List in their entirety. These business activities are now therefore open to 100% foreign investment.

Notable sectors which are now entirely open to investment include, among other things:

  • Certain public works (specifically toll roads and non-hazardous waste management and disposal which were previously only open to 95% foreign investment)
  • Trading activities, specifically (direct selling, distribution (related to production) and futures brokerage)
  • Cold storage
  • Various tourism activities and health services (including production of pharmaceutical raw materials and hospital management services)

 
A further 11 business activities are now also open to 100% foreign investment subject to certain local partnership and/or licence requirements, including the sugar industry, the crumb rubber industry, mail/online retail trade, salvage services and the healthcare equipment industry.



Geothermal and power sector opportunities 

Previously, power plants – including geothermal power plants – with capacity of less than 1 MW were closed to foreign investment and those with capacity of between 1 and 10 MW were subject to a maximum foreign ownership level of 49%.

To support foreign investment into small-scale geothermal projects, the 2016 Negative List now provides that all geothermal power plants with a capacity of less than or equal to 10 MW are subject to an increased maximum foreign ownership level of 67%.

Additionally, several other business activities in the electricity sector, such as high-voltage electricity construction and installation of high/extra high voltage facilities that were previously prohibited entirely to foreign investment can now be owned by foreign investors with ownership level of 49%.



110 MW Sarulla Geothermal Plant to operate by year-end 

Sarulla geothermal power plant unit I with a capacity of 110 megawatts (MW) is scheduled to reach its commercial operation date (COD) in December, and in addition power plant units II and III which have the same capacity each will operate in phases in 2017 and 2018.

“Sarulla unit 1 will operate in December 2016. A total of 330 MW is a large capacity and it can help [to overcome the] electricity problem in Sumatra.” 
- Mr Yunus Saefulhak, Director for Geothermal of Indonesia’s Energy Ministry, on Monday, 20 June 2016.

 
Sarulla plant is the largest geothermal power plant in the second phase of the Fast Track Program to develop 10,000 MW in electricity generation, almost 50 percent of which are geothermal-based.

Sarulla geothermal power plant is the world’s largest single-contract geothermal power plant and will accelerate the achievement of the electrification targets in Indonesia.

The project requires roughly US$1.5 billion of investment, financed by private sector participation – led by Medco Energy in a consortium with Itochu, Kyushu, and Ormat – encompassing 20 percent equity and 80 percent loan financing from Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC), through an independent power producer (IPP) scheme.



Infrastructure build out 

The government has set an ambitious goal of adding 35 GW of new installed capacity by 2019, increasing the share of the population with access to electricity from 85% to 98% by 2022.

The estimated $93bn expansion will involve the construction of 291 generation plants, 47,000 km of new transmission and distribution lines, as well as 1375 new substations. State-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) is investing $50.5bn in the project, while the private sector is set to provide the remaining $40.5bn of funding, accounting for up to 30 GW of the 35 GW of installed capacity.

As part of the government’s energy expansion strategy, renewable energy sources, such as hydropower, geothermal and wind, will be targeted for development.



Geothermal to contribute to energy mix 

Geothermal energy, which can be harnessed from the archipelago’s volcanic geology and produces less pollution, is a promising feedstock for the country’s future power generation needs.

Available 95% of the time, compared to 60-70% for coal and nuclear, geothermal is also a more reliable power source.

The government has been promoting reforms to facilitate geothermal investment as it aims to increase generation capacity from 1.6 GW in 2013 to 6.6 GW by 2025.

The Geothermal Law, passed in 2014 but yet to be implemented, aims to remove several barriers to geothermal development including by centralising the tender process to sidestep delays in permitting at the local level.

“The old system was sometimes confusing, as developers had to secure permits from both central and local governments,” Abadi Purnomo, chairman of the Indonesia Geothermal Association, told local media after the law was passed.

The law also increased the price ceiling range to between $0.12 and $0.30 per KWh to reflect the high costs of developing geothermal-produced electricity.

Perhaps most significantly, the law states that geothermal activities are no longer considered mining activities. Under the previous classification, geothermal projects were prohibited in protected forest and conservation areas, which limited development.

The government is also expected to issue a new investment regulation allowing foreign investors to have 100% ownership of geothermal power plants with a capacity of at least 10 MW; currently, foreign ownership is set at 95%.

While these reforms are expected to further boost investment in the renewables segment, high initial capital costs and long payback periods are among the challenges cited by the industry as continued barriers to growth.



21 geothermal power blocks for auction 

The government of Indonesia will offer 21 geothermal blocks to investors over the next two years. Combined these 21 blocks, which are estimated to require USD $4.2 billion in investment, have a power generation capacity of 1,065 megawatt (MW). An official of Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said most of the geothermal power blocks will be offered through an open auction.

Yunus Saifulhak, Chief of Geothermal Power at the Energy Ministry's Directorate General, said the government has selected 26 geothermal working areas to be offered to investors. Five have already been tendered last year. The remaining 21 blocks are set to be offered in 2016-2017. The Indonesian government is currently studying which blocks are ready to be tendered first.

The five blocks that were tendered last year are Kepahiang (Bengkulu), Marana (Central Sulawesi), Way Ratai (Lampung), Mount Lawu (Central/East Java) and Lake Ranau (Lampung/South Sumatra).

Saifulhak added that 16 blocks will be offered through an open auction, eight in 2016 and eight in 2017. For the remaining five geothermal blocks the government will select the operator (a state-owned company) through direct appointment. Most likely the government will appoint Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), subsidiary of energy company Pertamina, to operate these blocks.



21 Geothermal Power Projects to Be Tendered in 2016-2017: 
 

Block Capacity (MW) Estimated Investment
Bonjol 60 USD 240 million
Gunung Talang Bukit Kili 20 USD 80 million
Gunung Endut 40 USD 160 million
Candi Umbul Telomoyo 55 USD 220 million
Gunung Wilis 20 USD 80 million
Gunung Arjuno Welirang 110 USD 440 million
Gunung Pandan 10 USD 40 million
Gunung Dede Pangrango 55 USD 220 million
Songgonti 20 USD 80 million
Sipoholon Ria-Ria 20 USD 80 million
Simbolon Samosir 110 USD 440 million
Graho Nyabu 110 USD 440 million
Suwawa 20 USD 80 million
Sembalun 20 USD 80 million
Oka-Ile Ange 10 USD 40 million
Bora Pulu 40 USD 160 million
Gunung Hamiding 10 USD 40 million
Bonga Wayaua 5 USD 20 million
Gunung Geureudong 110 USD 440 million
Gunung Galunggung 110 USD 440 million
Gunung Ciremai 110 USD 440 million

Source: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources 

Renewable energy is projected to account for 23 percent of Indonesia's total primary energy by 2025 (from 5 percent currently). To accomplish this target the Indonesian government has high hopes for geothermal energy development. Indonesia is estimated to contain about 40 percent of the world's geothermal reserves. However, most of these reserves remain untapped due to the lack of financial resources, the complicated investment climate (particularly when it involves natural resources), and uncompetitive power tariffs. Indonesia currently uses 1,439 MW of geothermal-derived power, less than five percent of the total potential (29,475 MW).



This year’s summit is the big boys’ club 

Late last year the Indonesian government announced preparations for a legal instrument that will allow PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), a subsidiary of state oil company Pertamina, to develop geothermal power plants without a tender.

The policy aims to speed up the development of geothermal power in Indonesia.

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general for new and renewable energy and energy conservation, Rida Mulyana, confirmed the plan, saying that the regulation was expected to be completed before the end of the year.

“We have met Pertamina to discuss giving a direct assignment for geothermal working areas to state-owned enterprises. We will give it to Pertamina, but operations will be carried out by PGE as the company’s subsidiary” 
- Rida Mulyana, director general for renewable energy at Indonesia’s energy ministry

 
Under current practice, the new and renewable energy and energy conservation directorate general regularly holds bids for concessions on a number of geothermal working areas in the country.

In July, for example, the directorate general opened tenders for five geothermal working areas with a total estimated potential of 730 MW. The areas are in Kepahiang in Bengkulu, Marana in Central Sulawesi, Way Ratai in Lampung, Mount Lawu on the border between Central and East Java and Lake Ranau on the border between Lampung and South Sumatra.

Welcoming Turboden as Conference Sponsor at this year’s World Geothermal Energy Summit at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia! 

Thanks to Turboden’s 35 years of experience in ORC turbogenerator design, Turboden is providing the best-optimised configuration for the specific geothermal resource in order to maximise the return of the project. The Turboden geothermal module running on proprietary design axial multi-stage turbine grants outstanding efficiency and availability, allowing the highest benefits for the customer.

Turboden’s geothermal fleet in operation and under construction currently accounts for 11 plants (88 MW), located in TurkeyEurope, the Philippines and Japan.

Overall Turboden has more than 300 ORC plants worldwide (ranging from Australia to Canada) of which 260 are already operational with a capacity installed of 340 MW (further 160 MW are under construction), with an estimated cumulated working time of more than 7 million hours.

Turboden, a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries company, is an Italian company and a global leader in the design, manufacture, and service of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators, which harness heat to generate electric and thermal power from renewable sources, including biomass, geothermal and solar energy and waste heat from industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines or gas turbines. Turboden has more than 300 plants in 33 countries and offers turbogenerators from 200 kWe to 40 MWe. www.turboden.com

More information can be found here. 

Welcoming Honeywell as Conference Sponsor at this year’s World Geothermal Energy Summit at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia! 

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Honeywell’s products and systems have been distributed and installed in Indonesia since 1974, and in 1992, Honeywellcestablished an Indonesian representative office which maintains a network of local distribution companies. Today, Honeywell employs over 1,200 employees in cities across the country including Jakarta, Surabaya, Batam and Bintan. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com/.

More information can be found here. 
 

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To avail of this promotion, complete the Registration Form on the last page of the attached brochure and prospectus, and send it back to us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the promo code GETLOCAL indicated clearly on the top of the form.

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Opportunities at the World Geothermal Energy Summit 2016 

Attend the World Geothermal Energy Summit 2016 and get in the door to geothermal development and construction projects in countries like the USA, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Philippines, Iceland, Costa Rica, Mexico, Turkey, Chile, Djibouti, Bolivia, and others!

What is different about the WGES is the participation of the entire international commercial ecosystem needed to bring a project from idea to completion and maintenance - including the regulators, the gencos and plant operators, the best technologies, and the funding agencies and development banks who provide the project financing.

The summit is happening 10-11 November 2016 at the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia with a site tour on the second day



The summit venue 

Located right in the heart of Jakarta's prestigious commercial, dining and entertainment districts, Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta is the perfect choice for your stay in Jakarta. Just 35 minutes away from Jakarta's Soekarno Hatta International Airport, the 418-room hotel is also in close proximity to Jalan Thamrin, the most famous Boulevard in Central Jakarta.

Each of our 400 rooms and suites are designed to exceptional standards with an intrinsic eye to detail, all thoughtfully appointed with a range of modern amenities. State of the art technology features complement the spaciousness of the warm elegant rooms with 30 Channels of TV entertainment in 7 different languages, in room broadband Internet access, mini bar, safe deposit box. Preferential accommodation rates are available for summit delegates.

More information can be found here. 

By attending, you will enable the industry to:

  • Encourage government policies to ensure that the environmental costs of energy developments are internalized and reflected in their pricing
  • Support policies to minimize legislative and administrative barriers to geothermal development
  • Promote cooperation among governments, funding agencies and developers in disseminating accurate information about the technology, costs and performance of geothermal developments
  • Push for appropriate respect and cooperation with indigenous peoples when developing geothermal features upon and beneath their traditional lands, where such traditional relationships exist, and promote fair negotiation practices
  • Advance research and development into decreasing the cost of geothermal power, and extending geothermal production to lower resource temperatures and across a greater range of geological settings
  • Break down the financial risk barrier that commonly delays drilling on new ‘green field’ geothermal projects, and
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer from geothermally experienced to less experienced countries

 
Gain insights into:

  • Global geothermal energy policy update and industry outlook
  • Meeting the latest government & environmental policy and compliance requirements to ensure project approvals
  • Case studies of latest technological advances to ensure cost reduction and project success for your geothermal projects
  • Financing geothermal projects with regards to location, market conditions, geological potential, water flows, political environment and developer specifics
  • Capturing accurate geological data in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Investigating best methods, tools and strategy in geothermal exploration drilling
  • Detailed design and construction
  • Optimised operations and maintenance of geothermal power plants

 
Attendee Profile:

  • Geothermal Project Developers and Operators
  • Finance – VCs, Investment Banks and Investors
  • Government – Federal and Local Municipalities
  • Offtakers – Utilities and Industrial
  • Technical Consultancies
  • EPCs
  • OEMs – Turbines, Tubing, Drilling, Pumps, Heat Exchangers
  • Surface/Subsurface Exploration Technology Providers
  • Drilling Contractors
  • Legal

 
YOUR TOP 6 REASONS TO JOIN AGAIN THIS YEAR! 

Top 6 timely action roadmaps you can generate from World Geothermal Energy Summit 2016:

  1. Access inside information on government initiatives to promote geothermal energy
  2. Gain financing for current and future geothermal projects
  3. Understand risks and discover how to mitigate them
  4. Harness the drivers for industry growth
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