Gov't to Develop Geothermal Energy in Flores Island

Annisa ayu artanti    •    11 Oktober 2016 14:10 WIB
energy
Gov't to Develop Geothermal Energy in Flores Island
Illustration (Photo: Antara/Andika Wahyu)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will develop geothermal energy in Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara.

The ministry's geothermal director Yunus Saefulhak said Indonesia will cooperate with the the United Kingdom (UK) and the World Bank.

"We will make the road map with the UK," he told Metrotvnews.com in Jakarta on Tuesday (10/11).

He explained Flores island has many potential geothermal hot spots. The island has at least 1,900 MW of geothermal energy potential.

However, the island only has two geothermal power plants. A 10 MW power plant in Ulumbu, Manggarai and a 2.5 MW power plant in Malaloko, Ende.

"We will cooperate with the World Bank to build a 50 MW power plant in Waisano," he stated.






(WAH)