Sarulla geothermal plant to be inaugurated by Indonesia President Joko Widodo
The official inauguration of the Sarulla geothermal power plant (units 1, 2 and 3) is to be conducted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo later this month in North Sumatra.
The Sarulla Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) in North Tapanuli is scheduled to officially begin operations in late July 2018. The official inauguration of the plant with a generation capacity of 330 MW will be carried out by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
This was said by General Manager of PT PLN North Sumatra Region, Feby Joko Priharto in Medan, earlier this month. Feby explained, with the operation of PLTP Sarulla the power supply in North Sumatra will be better. This is important to attract investors to come and invest in North Sumatra.
“Untu now actually has full operation with Sarulla 1, Sarulla 2 and Sarulla 3 in operation with a total installed capacity of 330 MW”, he explained.
In addition to the supply from Sarulla, continued Feby, PT PLN is now also receiving an additional supply from Marine Vessel Power Plant (MVPP) which is leased by PT PLN from the Turkish Government. The ship has helped the availability of electricity in North Sumatra since last year.
“From the ship we just use 240 MW of total mw ability. So in fact for the future we are quite available supply, so we encourage energy consumption in North Sumatra, especially for industrial activities, business and housing consumption, “he said.