Sarulla geothermal plant expands capacity to 220 MW in Indonesia

Unit 1 of Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant, North Sumatra/ Indonesia (source: Ormat Technologies)
Alexander Richter 10 Oct 2017

With the start of commercial operations of unit 2, the total capacity of the Sarulla geothermal plant in Indonesia now has a total installed power generation capacity of 220 MW.

In a release today, Ormat Technologies Inc. announced that the second unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant, one of the world’s largest power plants, located in Indonesia’sNorth Sumatra, has commenced commercial operation.

The Sarulla power plant includes three units of approximately 110 MW each, utilizing both steam and brine extracted from the geothermal field to increase the power plant’s efficiency. SIL, the first unit of the power plant commenced commercial operation on March 17, 2017 and is performing well. The second unit, NIL 1, completed successfully its testing and commenced COD on October 2, 2017 selling additional 110 MW to the state-owned Indonesian power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) under a 30 years Energy Sales Contract. Sarulla power plant is operated by Sarulla Operations Ltd. (SOL). The third unit, NIL 2, is under construction and SOL expects the unit to commence operation in 2018.

SOL is a consortium consists of Medco Energi Internasional Tbk, Inpex Corporation, Itochu Corporation, Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., and Ormat subsidiary that hold 12.75% equity interest.

Source: Company release