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Geo Dipa aims to solve concession rights issues for Patuha and Dieng geothermal plants

Patuha geothermal plant, Bandung, Indonesia (source: ESMAP)
Alexander Richter 30 Aug 2017

With legal issues still in discussion on the concession rights for Dieng and Patuha, PT Geo Dipa Energi assures that it expects to solve this this year in order to be able to expand the power generation capacity of both plants.

In a recent meeting with Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla and management of Geo Dipa Energi ongoing issues related to the concession rights for the Patuha and Dieng geothermal working areas were discussed.

State-owned PT Geo Dipa Energi’s  has been involved in a dispute with PT Bumigas Energi over concesson rights to develop and manage its Dieng and Patuha geothermal power plants, as reported by the Jakarta Post.

The company’s President Director Riki Ibraham said that “The Vice President was really concerned about the legal problem. That is why he wants it to be resolved soon,” said Geo Dipa Energi president director Riki Ibrahim after the meeting.

In the meeting with the Vice President, all sides agreed that the issues should be resolved swiftly for Geo Dipa to continue supporting the ambitious electrification program of Indonesia.

 

Currently the operating capacity of the company’s geothermal plants in Dieng, Central Java, and in Patuha, West Java is at 100 MW.

As soon as the legal issues are resolved already this year, Geo Dipa plans to expand the capacity of both plants.

Source: The Jakarta Post