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Jakarta Post

More geothermal power projects up for tender

  • Fedina S. Sundaryani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 20 2016   /  08:41 am

The government will tender eight geothermal power plants countrywide this year as part of efforts to reach a target of 7,156 megawatts (MW) of electricity from geothermal energy.

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s geothermal director, Yunus Saefulhak, said on Tuesday that the geothermal power plant projects tendered this year amounted to approximately 1,160 MW and were expected to start operations in 2024.

“The bidding for three of the geothermal power plants has been completed while the remaining five will be offered in stages,” Yunus said on the sidelines of a press conference on the upcoming International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition (IIGCE).

The three contracts for which bidding has been completed are for Way Ratai, Lampung; Marana, Central Sulawesi; and Gunung Talang Bukit Kili, West Sumatra.

The Way Ratai site covers 70,710 hect...