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Sokoria geothermal power plant starts commercial operations

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KS Orka has announced that the 5-MW Unit 1 Sokoria geothermal power plant in Indonesia has started commercial operations as of 28 March 2022.

KS Orka through PT Sokoria Geothermal Indonesia (SGI) has announced that the Sokoria geothermal power plant in Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia has achieved the commercial operations date (COD) milestone as of 28 March 2022. This follows 72 hours of Unit Capacity Rate (URC) tests. PLTP Unit 1 of the project has a power generation capacity of 5 MWe.

Development in Sokoria started in 2010 by PT Bakrie Power Corp. The project was then acquired by KS Orka in 2016, as we reported. In 2017, we reported on the mobilization of a drilling rig in the Sokoria project site by KS Orka.

In a separate LinkedIn post, KS Orka Chief Technical Officer and Chief Operating Officer Riza Pasikki mentioned that KS Orka intends to “maximize the geothermal potential in Ende” by continuing the development of Sokoria up to 30 MW. Pasikki also mentioned that the power plant technology of Kaishan was used for the medium-enthalpy geothermal resource in Sokoria.

Source: KS Orka and LinkedIn

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