Thursday, August 11, 2016

Indonesia: Potential 29,000 MW Geothermal Energy Could be Utilized

Govt ready to support geothermal power (The Jakarta Post)

The Indonesian government is seeking to maximize the utilization of geothermal energy, which currently accounts for only 5 percent of the country’s energy generation.

The potential for geothermal energy currently amounts to around 29,000 megawatts (MW), of which only 1,494 MW is actually utilized.

The government is preparing a number of policies to encourage and boost geothermal exploration, to reach a target of 7,156 MW from renewable energy, about 23 percent of the total potential. An investment of up to US$5 million per megawatt is needed to achieve this target.

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