Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Indonesia: Government Plans for 7,200 MW Geothermal Energy by 2025

Indonesia to push geothermal power to 7,200 MW by 2025, Muara Laboh on track (Rambu Energy)

(Courtesy CIA.gov)
The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry continues its efforts to boost the development of geothermal power plants to 7,200 MW by 2025 from only 1,698.5 MW at present.

Director for Geothermal at the Directorate for New, Renewable and Energy Conservation of the energy ministry (EBTKE) Yunus Saefulhak said Indonesia needs to further develop 5,500 MW of geothermal power plants capacity in order to reach the target.

Last week, PT Supreme Energy Muara Laboh, kicked off the drilling of exploitation in Liki Pinangawan Muara Laboh working area (WKP), Muara Laboh, South Solok, West Sumatera. This is the seventh well out of 19 planned wells to be drilled.

The wells will generate Muara Laboh Unit Power Plant (PLTP Muara Laboh) with capacity of 80 MW and to be operational in 2019. The power plant is projected to light up 120 households in the region.

Supreme Energy Muara Laboh will invest around US$580 million or Rp7.7 trillion to develop the geothermal energy project.