Indonesia Needs to Maximize the Potential of Renewable Energy

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, August 14 2017 - 16:22 IWST

5166 - Jakarta - Observer of energy from Japan Tatsuo Doko assess the government needs to maximize the potential of renewable energy because of the new utilized four percent.

"Indonesia needs to maximize the potential of renewable energy because it is among the largest in the world, currently the new potential is utilized around five percent," said Doko in Jakarta, Friday (8/11/2017).

He mentioned Indonesia has the largest geothermal reserve in the world which is about 40 percent. That is because; Indonesia is on the path of the world's volcanoes.

According to Managing Director of Toshiba Asia Pacific, Indonesia needs to do energy mix not only focus on fossil energy but also renewable energy like geothermal.

"The current world energy needs are not only able to meet the energy needs, but also friendly to the environment, so we need a power plant with clean coal technology that enables a high efficiency steam power plant".

Previously, Toshiba has a Sarulla Unit 1 Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) project which has been operating in March 2017.

"Out of 330 MW total capacity, we supply 60 MW x 3 steam and geothermal turbines and generators".

In addition, his side recently worked on the steam turbine project and generator 2 x 1,000 Megawatt (MW) and related equipment and GIS 500 kiloVolt (KV) substation at the expansion of Steam Power Plant (PLTU) Unit 5 & 6 Tanjung Jati, Jepara , Central Java. Also a water turbine and a 2 x 45 MW generator at the Malea Power Plant (PLTA) Malea in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi.

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