Thursday, November 28, 2019. STT-PLN conducted a work visit to PT. Java-Bali Power Plant (PJB) in Surabaya. Along with the visit, the team also discussed the Cooperation in the Field of Education, Training and HR Development. The Chairman of STT-PLN, Prof. Dr. Ir Iwa Garniwa M K, MT was accompanied by Waket I Bpk. Luqman, ST, M.Kom, Waket II Bpk. Drs. Muh. Ahsan, MM, Waket III Ibu Nurmiati Pasra, ST, MT, and Bpk Drs. Prayudi, MT, MM as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
The visit was welcomed by the President Director of PT Pembangkit Jawa Bali, Bpk. Iwan Agung Firstantara, accompanied by Bpk. Suharto as the Director of Human Resources and Bpk. Sriyono as the President Commissioner of PT PJB who was also a Permanent Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering at STT-PLN. The meeting discussed about the offer of cooperation in the academic field, Joint Assessment Collaboration with PJB and Follow-up of the existing MoU between STT-PLN and PT PJB.
Iwa Garniwa said that soon, STT-PLN would be transformed into PLN Institute of Technology (IT-PLN) which certainly needed the support of PT PLN and its subsidiaries. IT-PLN will be the
Research Center of every case concerning energy and electricity. STT-PLN or IT-PLN offers new and renewable energy by supporting energy independence projects on the islands of Bawean and Gilinoko by utilizing energy from waste or battery storage system.
Also, STT-PLN offers Doctoral offshore cooperation program with UTEM Malaysia for PT PJB Employees, in which they only need to do two week studying activities in Malaysia and the rest of the semester can be conducted at STT-PLN. For dissertation, students can also use some research materials from electricity problems at PLN, so that the students do not have to leave their job/work.
The event then continued with a work visit to a Steam Power Plant (PLTU) owned by PT PJB in Gresik.
Hopefully, the cooperation that has been established between STT-PLN and PJB can continue to be maintained and increasingly developed.