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Indonesia to auction five geothermal working areas in July

Mount Batok, East Java, Indonesia (source: flickr/ taveshala, creative commons)
Parker O'Halloran 1 Jun 2017

Indonesia to auction five geothermal zones with potential capacity of 330 MW.

 

The Indonesian government will be auctioning five geothermal work zones in July following the issuance from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The five geothermal zones being auctioned have the potential capacity of 330 megawatt (MW). Muara Bulung in Southeast Sulawesi with a potential capacity of 20 MW, Oka Illiange in West Nusa Tenggara with a potential capacity of 20 MW, Jailolo in North Maluku with a potential capacity of 60 MW, Simbolon Samosir in North Sumatra with a potential capacity of 220 MW and Sirung in Alor, East Nusa Tenggara with a potential capacity of 10 MW.

Rida Mulyana, the Director General of the ministry said that regulations are being finalized at the legal bureau with the expectation that the auction process will commence in June.

Source: Tempo.co. “Govt Auctions Geothermal Work Areas in July” June 1, 2017.