85 MW Muara Laboh geothermal plant officially inaugurated, Indonesia
With operations ongoing since late last year, the 85 MW phase 1 Muara Laboh geothermal power plant, a joint venture by PT Supreme Energy, Engie and Sumitomo Corp. has officially started commercial operations.
PT Supreme Energy Muara Laboh (SEML), a joint venture of PT Supreme Energy, French ENGIE and Japanese Sumitomo Corporation inaugurated the operation of the 85 MW Muara Laboh phase 1 geothermal power plant (PLTP).
PT Supreme Energy’s Founder & Chairman Supramu Santosa said the electricity that will be supplied to the Sumatra electricity network owned by PT PLN is more or less for 340 thousand households.
“We really appreciate the support of the government, PLN and the people of South Solok especially during exploration and development activities,” Supramu Santosa said after the inauguration.
The inauguration of the commercial operation of Muara Labuh PLTP was attended by the Governor of West Sumatra Irwan Prayitno, Plt. Solok Selatan Regent Abdul Rahman, PT PLN (Persero), Board Members and Forkopimda as well as representatives from ENGIE, Sumitomo Corporation, including lenders who supported the funding of this project, JBIC, ADB, NEXI, Mizuho, ??SMBC and MUFG.
Supramu explained, after this, the joint venture will continue development at Muara Laboh with the second phase and a planned addition of 75 MW. Supramu said, he would support the Indonesian government to achieve the target of the energy mix in 2025.
Currently, according to Supramu, PT Supreme Energy is also developing the Rantau Dedap geothermal project with a planned capacity of 90 MW. This development project is targeted for completion by the end of 2020.
To complete this first phase of the Muara Laboh geothermla project, PT Supreme Energy Rantau Dedap (SERD), so Supramu, invested around USD 700 million. PT Supreme Energy Rajabasa (SERB), PT Supreme Energy is also preparing an exploration program for the Gunung Rajabasa Geothermal Work Area, located in the South Lampung Regency, Lampung Province. Exploration activities will begin immediately after the negotiation of the extension of the PPA with PLN is completed.