Geothermal key source of energy in North Sulawesi and Gorontalo, Indonesia

Lahendong Geothermal Power Plant in Indonesia (source: ADB, Courtesy of CPI)
Carlo Cariaga 14 Aug 2019

The PT PGE Lahendong geothermal power plant supplies up to 30% of the power demand in North Sulawesi and Gorontalo, a testament to the relevance of geothermal power in Indonesia.

As much as 30% of the electricity demand in the North Sulawesi and Gorontalo regions in the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia is being supplied by geothermal energy. This is according to Salvius Patangke, General Manager of the PT Pertamina Geothermal (PGE) Lahendong.

“We currently supply 120 MW of electricity to the North Sulawesi and Gorontalo regions, which is about 30% of the peak load condition of 380 MW.” explained Salvius. “The contribution of geothermal energy to the power demand is greater in Sulawesi than in other regions in Indonesia.”

Despite this, PT PGE Lahendong continues to drill additional wells to support the capacity of the geothermal power plant and to further define the extent and characteristics of the resource. “We conduct surveys every year in Lahendong and Tompaso to enhance the data on the region’s geothermal potential and for future business development.”

Source: Investor Daily Indonesia