On 20 February 2017, the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ) and CCOP, organized an international workshop on "Practical analysis of data logging GSHP" (name known in UK: Practical analysis of data logging GSHP) at the headquarters of the Institute.
International and Vietnamese participants who attended the workshop gave presentations and introduction on: Meaning of the installation GSHP System; Potential of geothermal resources, possibilities and demands for GSHP in Vietnam; Ability to save power by using this system in the cooling or warm air conditioners as well as its significance for minimizing environmental impacts; Preliminary evaluation of geothermal potential in Vietnam, current state of research, development and application of geothermal energy in Vietnam and the development of renewable energy and related policies in Vietnam.
In framework of the workshop, the delegates were introduced to the GSHP system installed in October 2016 at the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources building. Talks were also given about structural characteristics of a geothermal source heat pump system, basic principles of a geothermal source heat pump system and the ability to help saving energy by using GSHP system, practical data analysis of geothermal pump system for calculating the energy efficiency savings that the system offers and operating procedures geothermal pump systems tested at the institute, methods to retrieve data from a data logger, systematic data analysis and periods to record data.
The workshop attracted the participation of 50 delegates from the Geology Survey of Japan, University of Fukushima, Akita University, Institute of Energy (MOIT), Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources as well as scientists, managers from units within and outside of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and a number of private companies interested in GSHP system.