The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) has identified 12 geothermal potential areas in West Sulawesi. Currently, there are no geothermal working areas in the 12 areas.
They are Alu, Polewali Mandar Regency (25 MW); Ampalas, Mamuju City (28 MW); Doda, North Mamuju Regency (5 MW); Karema, Mamuju City (10 MW); Kona Kaiyangan, Mamuju City (10 MW); Lilli-Sepporaki, Polewali Mandar Regency (133 MW); Mamasa Regency (2 MW); Mambosa, Mamuju City (25 MW); Panusuan, Polewali Mandar Regency (5 MW); Riso Kalimbua (20 MW); Somba, Majene Regency (25 MW); and Tapalang, Mamuju City (30 MW).
The state-owned oil company PT Pertamina and its subsidiary PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) are the dominant players in Indonesia’s geothermal energy development. Over the next five years, they plan to double the installed capacity of geothermal power plants in the country to 1,300 MW.
Currently, PGE is operating a total of 14 geothermal working areas, with a total installed capacity of 672 MW. They are PLTP Kamojang, West Java (235 MW); Lahendong, North Sulawesi (120 MW); Ulubelu, Lampung (220 MW); Sibayak, North Sumatra (12 MW); Karaha, West Java (30 MW); Lumut Balai, South Sumatra (55 MW). On top of these, PGE also has another 1,205 MW under a joint operation contract (JOC).
(Source: Think Geoenergy)