JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – President Joko Widodo on Sunday officiated geothermal power plant PLTP Kamojang Unit 5, owned by Pertamina’s subsidiary PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy. The power plant with capacity of 35 MW is located in Kamojang, Garut in West Java.
PLTP Kamojang Unit 5 has started commercial operation since June 29, 2015 at 00.000.
The inauguration of the power plant is part of the Pertamina’s drive to increase its geothermal power plants capacity to 1,026 MW by 2019 with total investment of US$2.5 billion.
The company has spent US$ 104 million, lower than initial estimation of US$175 million, to develop the geothermal power plant which has a capacity of 1×35 MW.
The operation of the PLTP Kamojang’s capacity has now increased to 235 MW from 200 MW previously. PLTP Kamojang Unit 1, 2 and 3 has combined capacity of 140 MW and Unit 4 has the capacity of 60 MW. PGE sells 6.2 cents per KwH of steam to PT Indonesia Power.
PGE supplies 1,100 tons per hour of steam from Unit 1, 2 and 3, to Indonesia Power in order to produce 140 MW of power.
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the Kamojang Unit 5 geothermal plant was constructed by PT Rekayasa Industri.