July 15, 2011 —
USC was host to a delegation of government and private sector officials from Indonesia on Friday, July 15. The visit was organized by the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA). Several industry representatives were also in attendance. The main goal of the visit was to discuss educational partnership opportunities related to geothermal energy. The meeting was part of a 10-day Indonesia Geothermal Power Reverse Trade Mission sponsored by USTDA. The meeting began with welcoming remarks by Prof. Raghu Raghavendra, Associate Dean for Globalization. See the entire agenda and the presentation of Prof. Aminzadeh, highlighting USC’s Center for Geothermal Studies. The meeting concluded with a brain storming session on possible future collaborative activities with the Indonesian delegates.
Front row (left to right): Zainal Bachrun (PGE), Untungta Kaban (North Sumatera), James Slutz (Star Energy), Dewi Putriatni (East Java), Raghu Raghavendra (USC), and Noldy Tuerah (North Sulawesi). Back row (left to right): Tayeb Tafti (USC), Yunus Saefulhak (MEMR), Muklis Basri (West Lampung), Binarto Mahardjana (PLN), Steve Nutt (USC), Iraj Ershaghi (USC), Fred Aminzadeh (USC), Luluk Sumiarso (Indonesian Institute for Clean Energy), Alimin Ginting (Chevron Geothermal, Indonesia), Dr. Wahyudi (Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology – Surabaya), Marzuki Mahdi (West Sumatera), and Denni Ridwan (Aceh).