Think GeoEnergy have published details around PLN’s plans to build a 40-MW geothermal power plant in the Ulumbu geothermal area in Flores.
Apparently, the power plant will be utilise steam from five production well areas and brine will be reinjected to two reinjection wells. Wahidin, the PLN General Manager of the Nusa Tenggara Development Unit, said that preparation efforts had already begun. These include socialization with indigenous peoples in several villages within or near the project, namely Lungar, Mocok, Wewo, and Go Muntas.
“The construction of the Ulumbu PLTP is a step by PLN to support the energy transition towards sustainable green energy use in Indonesia,” said Wahidin. This is in line with the Indonesian Government’s goal of having 23-percent of new and renewable energy in the national energy mix by 2025.
Ulumbu is one of six sites that are expected to the help Flores build up to 115 MW of additional geothermal power generation capacity by 2028. Earlier this year, PT PLN issued an invitation for interested parties for well targeting in the development of the Ulumbu and Mataloko projects.
Source: Think GeoEnergy