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PT Supreme Energy preparing 65 MW expansion of Muara Laboh geothermal plant

Drilling Rig on site of the Muara Laboh geothermal project, Indonesia (source: Sumitomo Corp.)
Alexander Richter 26 Dec 2019

Discussions are ongoing with PLN and the government on the development for the second phase of the Muara Laboh geothermal power plant. With it it would expand the capacity from 85 MW to a total capacity of 150 MW.

We reported last week on the start of the 85 MW Muara Laboh geothermal power plant by PT Supreme Energy.

PT Supreme Energy Muara Laboh has now officially started the commercial operation of the Phase-1 Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) Muara Laboh, located in Solok Selatan Regency, West Sumatra Province

PT Supreme Energy’s Founder & Chairman Supramu said that the operation of the Muara Laboh PLTP Phase-1 and Phase-2 development plan is a commitment from the company and partners towards geothermal development in Indonesia. This is also the company’s support for the Government of Indonesia in achieving its energy mix target by 2025.

“We greatly appreciate the strong and continuous support from the government, PLN, and the people of South Solok in particular, during exploration and development activities,” Supramu said.

Supreme Energy began a preliminary study in the Muara Laboh PLTP development project in 2008. Then, the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed in 2012, and continued with exploration activities. The total investment for this phase-1 development reaches US $ 580 million.

Now Supreme Energy is in talks with PLN and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) for the development of the Phase 2 Muara Laboh with a capacity of 65 MW. The development requires an investment of US $ 400 million and will start immediately after the PPA negotiations are completed.

In addition to Muara Laboh, Supreme Energy built the Rantau Dedap PLTP Project with a capacity of 90 MW in South Sumatra.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of next year with an investment of around US $ 700 million.

The company is also preparing an exploration program for the Gunung Rajabasa Geothermal Work Area, located in the South Lampung Regency. Exploration activities will begin immediately after the negotiation of the extension of the PPA with PLN is completed.

Source: Kata Data