West Java Geothermal Opportunities Explored by New Zealand firms
Indonesia ranks 3rd globally with installed capacity of 1,200 MW from geothermal. In 2013, the total production of geothermal electricity in West Java was at 8,435 GWh with sales of $577 million more. Geothermal energy sources in West Java spread across 11 locations in over 52 districts, are the largest in Indonesia.
HD Asia Advisory presented the opportunities and market entry presentation for geothermal sector in Bandung recently. The event was part of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise delegation to Wes Java.
New Zealand and Indonesia have a long history in geothermal energy cooperation. New Zealand and Indonesian engineers developed Indonesia ’s first geothermal energy plant at Kamojang, West Java in the 1970s. New Zealand has also trained over 160 Indonesian engineers at the University of Auckland ’s Geothermal Institute.