PLTP Karaha Begins to Operate by the End of February 2018
TASIKMALAYA - Director of Exploration and Development PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE), Khairul Rozaq expressed optimism that the Karaha Geothermal Power Plant (PLTP) Project which located in Tasikmalaya will be commercially operating by the end of this month.
This was conveyed by Khairul Rozaq when he received a visit from the Director of Geothermal Ida Nuryatin Finahari to PLTP Karaha project. The Karaha Project is administratively located in 5 districts, namely Sumedang, Garut, Majalengka, Tasikmalaya and Ciamis with an installed capacity of 30 MW.
With an installed capacity of 30 MW, electricity production is expected to improve the reliability of the Java-Bali transmission system with an additional 227 GWh/year electricity supply. This electricity production will illuminate 33 thousand homes.
"This Karaha project is a complete project, from sub-surface, exploration, piping, powerplant to transmission done by PGE," Khairul Rozak said as reported from pertamina.com (7/2/2018).
PLTP Karaha utilizes clean energy and environmentally friendly. Utilization will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 202 thousand tons CO2/year. In the construction of the PLTP Karaha, it has employed 2.700 people, consisting of 98,1% of local workers (26,5% from Garut and Tasikmalaya regencies, 71,6% from outside Garut and Tasikmalaya) and foreign workers 1,9%.