Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Indonesia: Focus on Gunung Salak Geothermal Plant

Project Spotlight: Gunung Salak Geothermal Energy, Indonesia (South Pole Group)

(Courtesy South Pole Group)

Located in Mount Halimun Salak National Park in West Java, the Gunung Salak geothermal facility [is located] on a partially eroded volcano about 90 kilometres south of Jakarta.

The Gunung Salak geothermal power plant is owned by PT Indonesia Power, a subsidiary of state-owned electricity company, PT PLN (Persero).

South Pole’s Gunung Salak Geothermal Energy project involved upgrading the capacity of this geothermal plant, which now generates more clean electricity from the same source of geothermal steam thanks to modified turbines and steam gas ejectors.

By reducing the demand for fossil fuel generation, this means that the Gunung Salak project mitigates approximately 113,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions every year.

The geothermal plant also supplies over 213,000 MWh of clean energy to the local grid on average each year.