PT GeoDipa Energi breaks ground for 10 MW small-scale geothermal project at Dieng

Director of PT GeoDipa Energi, Riki Ibrahim at the groundbreaking ceremony, 10 July 2019 (source: Geo Dipa)
Alexander Richter 19 Jul 2019

PT Geodipa Energi has broken grounds on the 10 MW small-scale geothermal power plant project at Dieng, Central Java in Indonesia.

Earlier this month Indonesian PT Geodipa Energi (Persero) conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the planned 10 MW Small Scale geothermal power plant on the Dieng Plateau Geothermal Field, Central Java.

In his remarks, President Director of PT Geodipa Energi (Persero) Riki Ibrahim said that this activity is a concrete step of the Company’s Long-Term Plan as a Geothermal BUMN and a Special Mission Vehicle under the Ministry of Finance in supporting government programs to provide safe and environmentally friendly geothermal power and provide benefits for improving the economy.

“By operating commercially at the end of 2020 a small 10 MW PLTP will increase the reliability of the Java and Bali electricity systems. It is expected that the addition of electricity supply will encourage investors to build industries in the surrounding geothermal fields. The project is expected to have an impact on growth the economy of the surrounding residents and the contribution of about 16 percent increase in production bonuses to the Regional General Treasury from previous years, “said Riki Ibrahim on the sidelines of the Groundbreaking of the 10 MW Small Scale PLTP in Dieng geothermal field, Wonosobo, Central Java.

In addition to the Groundbreaking of the Dieng Small Scale PLTP Project, the event was signed by a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in providing geothermal data and information with PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) and the 17th anniversary of PT Geodipa Energi which fell on 5 July.

“At present PT Geodipa Energi has a Dieng Unit 1 PLTP and a Patuha Unit 1 PLTP with a capacity of 60 MW each. In the near future, the construction process of PLTP Dieng 2 and Patuha 2 will also be completed with a capacity of 60 MW,” concluded Riki Ibrahim.

Source: Listrik Indonesia