As the world grapples with the challenges of climate change, nations are increasingly turning towards sustainable energy sources to meet their growing demands. In a significant stride towards a greener future, Indonesia and Turkey have recently forged a groundbreaking collaboration in the geothermal energy sector.
This article delves into the exciting details of the partnership between Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) from Indonesia and Kipaş Holding, a prominent Turkish geothermal energy company. Witnessed by the Indonesian Ambassador to Turkey, Achmad Rizal Purnama, this collaboration promises to usher in a new era of sustainable energy cooperation between the two nations.
An Exciting Collaboration Unveiled in Istanbul
Kipas Holdings as Geothermal Operator in Turkey. Source : ThinkGeoenergy
On Saturday, February 3, the hearts of Indonesia and Turkey united as Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) and Kipaş Holding passionately sealed their commitment with a Confidentiality Agreement (CA) in the vibrant city of Istanbul. PGE, a vital force in the Indonesian energy sector and a cherished subsidiary of Pertamina Oil and Gas, stepped into the spotlight as a catalyst for change.
The signing of this transformative agreement not only marks the initiation of a strategic collaboration in geothermal energy, but also symbolizes a profound connection between these two nations. Ambassador Achmad Rizal Purnama, a witness to this extraordinary moment, couldn’t contain his optimism as he shared in the joy of a new chapter unfolding.
With hearts intertwined, Indonesia and Turkey embark on a journey that extends beyond collaboration. It’s a testament to shared dreams, mutual respect, and the collective pursuit of a sustainable energy future.
The Diplomatic Facilitation: A Triumph of Persistent Efforts
Indonesia seals geothermal energy deal with Turkish firm. Source : BazzarTimes
The agreement established between Indonesia and Turkey regarding geothermal energy received a positive response from many parties. Ambassador Rizal’s heartfelt gratitude echoed through the room,
“Thank God, alhamdulillah, this evening PGE and Kipaş Holding have agreed to start geothermal cooperation,”
This profound collaboration wasn’t a serendipitous event. Rather, it was a culmination of almost four months of unwavering dedication to exploring economic opportunities in the energy sector. The Indonesian Embassy in Ankara, like a guiding light, played a pivotal role in orchestrating PGE’s endeavors.
In diplomacy, the embassy orchestrated multiple meetings, a harmonious exchange with various energy companies in Turkey. Through tireless efforts and diplomatic finesse, Kipaş Holding emerged as the perfect dance partner for this landmark geothermal venture. The rhythm of cooperation and the melody of shared vision have set the stage for a performance that transcends boundaries, a symphony of collaboration and progress in the realm of sustainable energy.
Turkey’s Geothermal Potential: A Key Attraction for Investors
Turkey’s geothermal potential. Source : ThinkGeoenergy
Bearing the proud title of the fourth country globally with the largest geothermal potential, Turkey stands as a beacon for international investors in the renewable energy sector. PGE’s strategic choice to join forces with Kipaş Holding perfectly aligns with Turkey’s alluring feed-in-tariff policy. This policy, championed by the government, not only guarantees long-term regulatory certainty but also offers competitive price incentives for investors venturing into the geothermal energy sector.
The beauty of this collaboration extends far beyond the borders of Turkey and Indonesia. It unveils a world of possibilities for joint investments in other countries, underscoring the global impact of embracing sustainable energy practices. As PGE and Kipaş Holding harmonize their efforts, their partnership echoes a powerful message, a commitment not only to the nations directly involved, but to a shared responsibility for the planet’s sustainable energy future. Together, they dance on the global stage, casting ripples of positive change in the vast expanse of the renewable energy landscape.
As PGE continues its global expansion in geothermal energy cooperation, the collaboration with Turkey signifies a significant milestone. The commitment to sharing expertise, technology, and resources reflects a shared vision for promoting sustainable energy practices on a global scale. Indonesia and Turkey are poised to become leaders in the journey towards a greener and more sustainable future.
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Editor: Alvin Pratama