PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), a subsidiary of state-owned diversified energy company PT Pertamina, has revealed plan the expand the Lahendong geothermal power plant (PLTP) from existing installed capacity of 120 MW.
General Manager PGE Lahendong Salvius Patangke said in Tomohon, North Sulawesi on Sunday (11/08) that the company plans to develop PLTP Lahendong Unit 7 and Unit 8, state-run news agency Antara reported.
Patangke said PGE has obtained required environmental permits to develop the two geothermal power plant units.
The Unit 7 and Unit 8 of the Lahendong geothermal power plant will be located in Lahendong and Tompasso.
He noted the development of the two units will depend on the demand for electricity supply in the North Sulawesi province, which at present remains below the power generation installed capacity.
At present, the electricity demand the North Sulawesi and Gorontalo reaches 380 MW, while the electricity installed capacity has reached 460 MW.
Currently, PGE Lahendong operates six geothermal power plant units, which are located in Lahendong and Tompasso with combined installed capacity of 120 MW. (*)