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Supreme Energy, PLN in talks to expand geothermal power plant in W. Sumatra

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, December 23, 2019   /  10:27 am
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The Muara Laboh geothermal power plant is located in South Solok, West Sumatra.(ENGIE/ENGIE)

Renewable energy company Supreme Energy plans to expand the generation capacity of its geothermal power plant in Muara Laboh, West Sumatra, which recently entered commercial operations. The company is in talks with state-owned electricity company PLN and the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry on the development of the second stage of the power plant, which would up the generation capacity by 65 megawatts, Supreme Energy vice president of relations Prijandaru Effendi said. “The expansion would require $400 million in investments and would start once PPA negotiations are settled,” he said following the inauguration of the first stage of the power plant on Dec. 16. The electricity from the first unit of the geothermal plant, which has a capacity to produce 85 MW, will be fed into PLN’s power distribution network in Sumatra. The new power plant is expected to su...