Monday, February 1, 2016

Indonesia: 400 MW of Geothermal Energy Potential Identified on Sumatra

Jambi has 400 MW geothermal energy potential: Authority (ANTARA)

The Mineral Resource and Energy Office of Jambi Province stated sub-districts of Kerinci and Merangin in Jambi Province have 400 MW of potential sources of geothermal energy.

The Head of the Geology Department Karel Ibnu Suratno explained that the geothermal energy sources are located at the Lempur Block of Kerinci with 70 MW potential and in the Kerinci Seblat National Park with 130 MW potential.

"There has been an exploration study conducted in the Kerinci Lempur Block. The geothermal energy source will be developed to produce electric energy by PT Pertamina Geothermal Energi (PGE)," Suratno said.

Meanwhile the Jangkat Block in Merangin District has a 200 MW potential source of geothermal energy.

PT Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has been granted a permit to conduct a study in the Jangkat Block.