JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – The Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) recorded that Indonesia’s geothermal power installed capacity has increased to 1,808.5 MW up to first week of October, or nearly reaching full year target of 1,858.5 MW.
The capacity expansion was boosted by the maiden commercial operation of a number of geothermal power plants, namely geothermal power plant (PLTP) Ulubelu Unit 4 with installed capacity of 55 MW, PLTP Karaha Unit 1 30 MW, PLTP Sorik Marapi Modular 20 MW and PLTP Sarula Unit 2 110 MW.
The installed capacity remains far below Indonesia’s potentials, namely 11,073 MW (resources) and 17,506 MW of geothermal reserves.
Director fo geothermal at the directorate for new, renewable and energy conservation at the energy ministry Yunus Saefulhak said the government is confident of attaining full year installed capacity target.
The latest geothermal project that has commenced operation is Sarulla Geothermal Unit 2 with installed capcity of 110 MW, boosting the power plant’s capacity of 220 MW. (*)