Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Indonesia: 55 MW Way Ratai Geothermal Power Project to be Online by 2022

Indonesia: a New Frontier for Geothermal (Enel Green Power)

Enel Green Power’s first geothermal project in Indonesia is in the exploration phase: it will contribute to the transformation of the national energy mix and help solve a paradox. 

In 2015, through a partnership with the Indonesian company PT Optima Nusantara Energy, specialised in the development of geothermal projects, we were awarded the rights for geothermal resource exploration in preparation for the construction of the 55 MW Way Ratai project, following a public tender called by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Way Ratai is our first project in the country and marks Enel’s entrance into the Indonesian renewables market. It’s also a launching point for building a solid platform to create investment opportunities in the country in the future.

The construction of the geothermal plant, located in the province of Lampung, depends on the results of the exploration and would be completed and brought into operation in 2022. The estimated energy produced will be roughly 430 GWh a year, energy that will then be sold to the public utility PLN, as part of a 30-year Power Purchase Agreement.

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