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West Java represents 61% of Indonesia’s geothermal power generation capacity

Wayang Windu Unit II, West Java, Indonesia (source: Aecom)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 2 Nov 2018

With an installed geothermal power generation capacity of 1,194 MW, the Province of West Java represents around 61% of the total installed geothermal capacity of Indonesia.

The Jakarta Post reports this morning that the Province of West Java in Indonesia reached a $73 million non-tax revenue from the geothermal energy sector, according to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The total revenue is shared between the provincial government and the central government in Jakarta, with 80% for West Java and 20% for the central government.

As of today, of the total installed geothermal power generation capacity in Indonesia of 1,948 MW, about 61% of 1,194 MW are based in West Java.

There are seven geothermal power plants operating in West Java, located in Kamojang, Salak, Darajat, Wayang Windu, Patuha, Karaha and Cibuni. The Cibuni geothermal power plant is currently under construction and would add 30 MW when it comes online.

One of the largest contributors of the nontax revennue as of September 2018, was the Salak geothermal power plant with an installed capacity of 377 MW. The plant already contributed 14% more revenues for the government than the full-year target.

The revenues derived from geothermal operations are helping to support economic development and improving welfare for the local population.

Source: The Jakarta Post