Thursday, 1 December 2011

Two new geothermal power plants on line in Indonesia
20 Nov 2011

Two Indonesian geothermal power plants are coming on stream with a total capacity of 25 megawatts, an official of the state electricity company PLN said. The fourth unit of PLTP Lahendong in North Sulawesi with a capacity of 20 MW is already on trial operation and PLTP Ulumbu in Flores with a capacity of 5 MW is to come on line next month. The two power plants will bring the total capacity of the country's geothermal power plants to 1,205 MW, said Mochammad Sofyam head of renewable energy. PLTP Lahendong, which is jointly owned by PLN and Pertamina Geothermal Enegry (PGE) is already connected to the PLN's system.