Geothermal Power Plant Ulubelu in capacity of 2x55 MW will operate in the end of 2012.

The Communication Manager of Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) Adiatma Sardjito said that recently this construction project is in the process of Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC). “PLTP Ulubelu will operate in the end of 2012,” he says in Jakarta. Wednesday October 14th, 2010.

He explained that PLN and PGE have dealt about the steam price in US$ 4, 2 cent per kilowatt hour (kwh).

While, Ministry Expert Staff of Communication and Information, MEMR Kardaya Warnika stated that PLTP Ulubelu is one of government’s project in the program of geothermal utilization improvement to encourage renewable energy utilization. “For Ulubelu is in the stage of price evaluation,” he says.

Besides Geothermal Power Plant Ulubelu, he continues, other PLTP projects inserted inside the target of geothermal utilization improvement is PLTP Lahendong (North Sulawesi which is now in the stage of facility working. Finishing PLTP Sarulla (North Sumatera) is in the verification stage by Financial and Development Supervisor Agency (BPKB). PLTP Ulumbu (NTT) in capacity 5 MW is redesigned. (AK)