We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between RPS and the International Geothermal Association (IGA), who will work together to meet the capability development needs of the geothermal industry. The IGA connects the international geothermal community to support and promote geothermal energy as an affordable, clean, baseload energy source.
The IGA has recognised that developing high-quality online learning and industry-focused training will be essential to advancing the industry. RPS has been providing training to the energy sector for over 20 years and has deep expertise in subsurface geoscience and engineering, understanding energy project investments and risks, and environmental, social & governance (ESG).
Initially, RPS and the IGA will focus on developing three areas of learning modules. The first will be designed for professionals interested in transitioning from oil and gas or mining to geothermal. The second is for finance executives and investors and is focused on de-risking subsurface risks underpinning geothermal project investments. Finally, the third module will be developed for mid and senior executives in oil and gas companies, covering geothermal solutions tailored around scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
RPS is active in developing training for the renewables industry, Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and ESG for the energy sector. Currently in development are a suite of learning modules for the UK Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).
For more information about this collaboration, please contact Henk Jaap Kloosterman, Head of Strategic Accounts – Learning and development at RPS.
With RPS, we have a strong partner with a track record of delivering flexible learning. We're very pleased with this collaboration. We believe we are well-positioned to design and develop this global geothermal curriculum. RPS has a long tradition and track record of delivering quality training in specialist subject areas in the energy sector.
Dr. Marit Brommer
Executive Director, International Geothermal Association
We believe there is enormous potential for the role of geothermal in moving towards a low carbon economy. This needs an effective and flexible setup to create the capability needed to do so. IGA and RPS energy together can act as a catalyst to make this happen.
Henk Jaap Kloosterman
Head of Strategic Accounts – Learning and development, RPS
We are standing witness to a monumental global shift from fossil-based energy production to renewable energy sources. So, with renewed commitments to reduce carbon emissions and a global energy transformation, why aren't we talking about geothermal energy more?
With an increased effort towards developing more renewable energy to help reach net zero carbon targets, it's about time we drill down into some of the realities about geothermal energy, its challenges and applications.
Increased government focus on meeting net-zero carbon targets is shining a light on existing challenges for Offshore Wind. For developers and regulators alike, deepening your knowledge with industry training on the sector and its processes could ease the pressure.
Henk Jaap Kloosterman
Your contact information:
All fields are mandatory *
RPS is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested. We would also like to contact you about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you.
Your message has been submitted successfully.
We aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.
If your enquiry is urgent - please contact your local office.
An error occurred. Please refresh the page and try again.