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PT Pertamina Geothermal adds project in Kotamobagu, North Sulawesi

PT Pertamina Geothermal adds project in Kotamobagu, North Sulawesi Geothermal pipes of Pertamina, Indonesia (source: zmiyatul.blogspot)
Alexander Richter 10 Mar 2021

PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy has added the geothermal working area (WKP of Kotamobagu in North Sulawesi to its portfolio of now 15 geothermal projects.

PT Pertamina (Persero) through its subsidiary PT Pertamina Gothermal Energy (PGE) added one Geothermal Work Area (WK) in order to increase the installed capacity of a Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) so that currently PGE operates 15 CAs, as reported by Liputan6.

The new geothermal CA, whose development permit has been submitted to PGE, is located in Kotamobagu, North Sulawesi.

Previously, PGE had operated in 14 CAs located in Seulawah – Aceh, Sibayak – North Sumatra, Sarulla – North Sumatra, Hululais – Bengkulu, Sungai Penuh – Jambi, Lumut Balai – South Sumatra, Ulubelu – Lampung.

Then Mount Salak – West Java, Wayang Windu – West Java, Drajat – West Java, Kamojang – West Java, Karaha – West Java, Mount Lawu – Central Java, Bedugul – Bali, and Lahendong – North Sulawesi.

Currently, the installed capacity of PLTP, which PGE operates alone, is 672 MW. In accordance with Pertamina’s master plan, geothermal development in the next five years will increase sharply, it is targeted to double up to 1,112 Megawatts (1.1 Gigawatts) by 2026.

In addition to PGE’s own operations, Pertamina also manages geothermal energy with partners through a joint operation contract with an installed capacity of 1,205 MW.

Pertamina’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Agus Suprijanto, explained that Pertamina continues to strive to provide environmentally friendly energy that is needed in the future.

Through 15 geothermal project work areas, Pertamina will realize an energy transition program where new and renewable energy will reach 30 percent by 2030.

“The geothermal potential in Indonesia is very high, including the second largest in the world, but only 7 percent has been developed. With Pertamina’s roadmap, in the next five years it will double,” he said in his statement today.

Source: Liputan6