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Indonesia plans to form world’s largest geothermal holding firm

  • The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, February 27 2021   /  01:58 pm
Instalasi sumur geothermal atau panas bumi milik PT Geo Dipa Energi di dataran tinggi Dieng Desa Pranten, Bawang, Batang, Jawa Tengah, Senin (13/1/2020). Sejak pertengahan tahun 2019, PT Geo Dipa Energi (Persero) mulai pembangunan fisik Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Panas Bumi (PLTP) Small Scale Dieng berkapasitas 10 Mega Watt (MW), yang merupakan pembangkit skala kecil pertama Indonesia yang ditargetkan beroperasi secara komersial pada akhir tahun 2020. (Antara/Anis Efizudin)

The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry plans to merge PT Geo Dipa Energi, PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) and PT PLN Gas and Geothermal (PLN GG) this year to form a giant geothermal holding company to push green energy use in the country. Together, the three companies have an installed geothermal capacity of 1,022.5 megawatts (MW), or nearly half of Indonesia’s 2,130.7MW installed capacity, according to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. “The joint [geothermal holding] company will be the biggest in the world in terms of installed capacity,” SOEs Deputy Minister Pahala Mansury told The Jakarta Post by text message on Feb 22. “The holding company will combine their strengths in development or drilling, in transmitting energy to end users and in financing,” he said. Indonesian Geothermal Association (INAGA/API) chairman Priyandaru...