On 7th of November, MESfIA project organized its 1st workshop in Bandung, Indonesia, hosted by Institut Tecknologi Bandung ITB. European and Asian partners of the project, National and regional stakeholders, engineers, scientists and experts in the field of energy, such as delegates from PLN, Indonesia Power, ASEAN energy had the opportunity to discuss, analyze and exchange ideas and best practices regarding energy supply issues in isolated areas like islands or rural un-electrified areas. It should be noted that it was one of the few times people residing in different island regions, Canary Islands, Greek Islands and Indonesian Islands were brought together to discuss common issues that require common solutions.
The Workshop covered major thematic areas concerning the energy supply of isolated areas such as policy, regulation and business opportunities, outline of technical issues regarding technological advancement and the role of Higher Educational Institutions in developing specialized workforce in energy supply for isolated areas, by designing tailor-made MScs. Moreover, during the workshop, all agreed that the upcoming MESfIA MSc Program for students and employees in the energy sector in South East Asia will bridge the current gap and will enhance the potential of energy sector in the region.
MESfIA partners thank all the participants for the fruitful discussions and the ITB for the excellent organization of this event and acknowledge the kind sponsorship of some of the activities by the PT. Pembangkitan Jawa Bali, PT. Indonesia Power, PT. PLN (Persero) Unit Induk Distribusi Jawa Barat, Prakarsa Jaringan Cerdas Indonesia and PT. Quadran Energi Rekayasa.
Stay tuned for our upcoming activities and the next workshop at the end of March 2020 in Canary Islands to be hosted by Instituto Technologico de Canarias (ITC).
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