Monday, January 8, 2018

Indonesia: Geothermal Energy Supplies 5% of Nation's Renewable Electricity

Renewable energy production exceeds 2017 target (Jakarta Post)

The Indonesia Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has announced that, as of December 2017, renewable energy contributed to 12.62 percent of the total national electricity supply, exceeding the 2017 state budget target of 11.96 percent.

“The energy mostly comes from hydropower plants and geothermal energy plants,” ministry spokesman Agung Pribadi said as reported by on Monday.

He added that hydropower plants contributed to 7.27 percent of the renewable energy produced, followed by geothermal power plants at 5 percent and other sources at 0.25 percent.

Meanwhile, as of November 2017, geothermal power plants produced 11.560 GWh, while other renewable energy resources produced 579 GWh.