Friday, August 12, 2016

Indonesia: 1,653 MW Geothermal Energy Capacity by the End of the Year

Govt offers up 30 geothermal working areas until 2018 (The Jakarta Post)

The Indonesian government is hoping to see 30 geothermal working areas tendered from 2016 to 2018 to speed up geothermal development in the country.

Yunus Saefulhak, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's director of geothermal energy, said Indonesia’s potential geothermal power amounted to 29,000 MW spread across 300 locations.

"As of today, of a total of 69 working areas, only nine produce power installed with a capacity of 1,493 MW. At the end of 2016, we expect to achieve 1,653 MW from three (additional) geothermal power plants," Yunus said at the 4th Indonesia International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition.

The geothermal working areas on offer through a bidding process from 2016 - 2018 are: Aceh (1), North Sumatra (2), West Sumatra (2), Jambi (1), South Sumatra and Lampung (1), Bengkulu (3), West Java (3), Banten (1), Central Java (1), East Java (4), West Nusa Tenggara (2), East Nusa Tenggara (2), Central Sulawesi (2), Southeast Sulawesi (1), Gorontalo (1) and North Maluku (3)

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