WWF, Arun to develop geothermal energy in Flores
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Indonesia, along with Indonesia's largest liquefied natural gas producer PT Arun NGL, will develop geothermal energy in Flores island, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province.
"Currently, geothermal development is being carried out in Ulumbu and Mataloko in the western part of Flores," said Head of Provincial Mining and Energy Office, Boni Marisin.
The central government has appointed PT PLN (the National Electricity Company) to develop geothermal in Ulumbu and Mataloko with a capacity of 50 MW and 22.5 MW each, respectively, Boni explained.
"Geothermal development in those two areas are expected to be connected to East Nusa Tenggaras system by 2020," he stated, adding that in addition to Flores, geothermal is also found in Atadei, Lembata district and Alor district.
The geothermal potential in Atadei has estimated reserves of 40 MW on an area of more than 31,000 hectares, he revealed.