JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Indonesia added 408 MW of renewable energy in 2017, a large portion of it came from the geothermal power plant, as much as 315 MW, the state-owned electricity company PLN said.
As of end last year, the country’ geothermal power plant installed capacity has increased to 1,774.5 MW. The new capacity came from geothermal power plant (PLTP) Sarulla Unit 1, PLTP Sarulla Unit 2 with capacity of 110 MW each, PLTP Ulubelu Unit 4 with installed capacity of 55 MW as well as PLTP Lahendong V and VI with installed capacity of 40 MW
The other renewable energy project that came online was bio-energy power plant (PLTBio with a capacity of 24.4 MW, boosting the capacity of PLTBio to 189 MW as of end 2017.
Micro-hydropower plant added 58.51 MW, increasing the total capacity of hydropower plant to 381 MW.
Solar power plant (PLTS) added 1 MW, contributed by PLTS East Sumba, raising the total solar power in the country to 16 MW. Meanwhile, hydropower plant (PLTA) added 10 MW, coming from PLTA Pakkat, boosting the total installed capacity of hydropower plant to 6,370.5 MW.
The total national installed power capacity last year reached 52,241 MW, in which renewable energy contributed 12% to the energy mix.
As for 2018, the government targets to add 660 MW of renewable energy, coming from geothermal power plant (PLTP) 250 MW, PLTS and hydropower plant 218.52 MW and PLTBio 191.7 MW.