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PLN to set up transmission line for Hulu Lais geothermal project in Sumatra

Ulubelu geothermal area, Lampung, Indonesia (source: Pertamina Geothermal Energy)
Alexander Richter 7 Feb 2018

PLN in Sumatra will be building the transmission lines for the 110 MW Hulu Lais geothermal power plant being developed by Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) and is expected to be operational in 2021.

Reported today from Indonesia, the Sumatra unit of the national power utility PT PLN will build electric transmission networks from the Hulu Lais geothermal power plant in the regency of Lebong, Bengkulu, connecting it to several areas in the region.

It is expected that the Hulu Lais geothermal plant will be starting operation in 2021, according to Harya Sidharta, Planning Manager at PLN in Sumatra.

Harya said PT PLN will build transmission networks of high voltage air channel (SUTT) with a capacity of 150 KV from the Hulu Lais geothermal power plant in the regency of Lebong to Pekalongan in the district of Kepahiang.

“The cable networks would pass over 25 sub-district in three regencies – Rejang Lebong , Lebong and Kepahiang,” he said.

The Hulu Lais geothermal power plant will have a capacity of 2×55 MW will be distributed to power relay stations in the districts in the province of Bengkulu. The project is being developed by Pertamina Geothermal Energy.

With the 110 MW power plant , PLN would be able to meet power requirement in Bengkulu for households and industries, he said.

He said the transmission networks would be built by the head office of PT PLN.

Source: Antara News