Pertamina overshoots aim in geothermal energy production

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), a auxiliary of state-owned appetite association PT Pertamina overshot a aim for geothermal appetite prolongation in a initial 9 months of a year.

PGE constructed 2,233 Giga Watt Hour (GWh) of geothermal appetite in a initial 9 months of a year surpassing a aim of 2,216 GWh.

“The association prolongation aim for geothermal appetite is set during 3,075 GWh in a whole of a year,” PGE corporate secretary Tafif Azimudin pronounced here on Friday.

PGE has 6 units of geothermal appetite plants (PLTP) including PLTP Kamojang in Kamojang-Darajat, West Java, with a prolongation ability of 235 megawatts (MW); 4 units of PLTP Lahedong in Lahedong, North Sulawesi with a ability of 80 MW; and dual units of PLTP Ulubelu in Gunung Way Panas, Lampung with a ability of 55 MW.

Tafif pronounced currently,PGE operates 8 geothermal projects including geothermal steam fields and PLTPs . Five units of a geothermal appetite growth projects are located in Kamojang, Karaha, Lahendong, Ulubelu and Lumut Balai.

Meanwhile, PGE is building branch margin projects including Hululais and Sungai Penuh steam fields, and 4 projects in a scrutiny proviso – Bukit Daun, Margabayur, Lawu and Seulawah.

“Infrastructure being built in Bukit Daun is entrance highway around timberland 20 kilometers prolonged now in a final phase. Exploration is approaching to start in Oct this year,” Tafif said.

Two units of a projects have been finished including Kamojang Unit 5 and Ulubelu Unit 3. Therefore, by a finish of 2016, PGE hopes to finish dual some-more projects – Lahedong Unit 5 and Karaha Unit 1 .

Geothermal Director during a Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Directorate General of a Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Yunus Saefulhak pronounced he is confident PGE could grasp a prolongation aim for geothermal appetite set for a year with a additional ability of a plants to be operated.

The ability of a appetite plants is increasing from 462 megawatts (MW) to 557 MW. The additional ability embody 55 MW contributed by PLTP Ulubelu that came on line in Jul 2016 and Lahendong Unit 5 , that came on tide in Sep 2016 with a grant of 20 MW.

“In Dec 2016, PGE will set into operation Lahendong with a ability of 20 MW that a geothermal appetite prolongation aim of PGE this year would be achieved,” he said. (*)

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