Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Indonesia: 25 Geothermal Projects Will be Auctioned by 2018

Indonesia Offers $420m Geothermal Projects in Sumatra and Maluku (Jakarta Globe)

Two geothermal working areas in Jambi and North Maluku, worth a total $420 million, will be offered by the government towards reaching renewable energy goals, a ministry representative said.

The latest two projects are the 110-megawatt Graho Nyabu power plant in Jambi, which covers an area of 109,000 hectares and has an estimated reserve of 200 megawatts, and the 20-megawatt Gunung Hamiding power plant in North Maluku on 42,100 hectares, with an estimated reserve of 265 megawatts.

Yunus Saefulhak, director of geothermal services at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said investors can submit their offers by Oct. 20.

Two more geothermal projects will be up on offer later this month — the 10-megawatt Gunung Galunggung in West Java and the 20-megawatt Gunung Wilis in East Java, and two more are being prepared for auction — the 20-megawatt Marana in South Sulawesi and the 65-megawatt Gunung Talang-Bukit Kili in West Sumatra.

According to the ministry, 25 more projects with a total capacity of approximately 1,500 megawatts will be auctioned by 2018.

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