Contact us

Ulubelu Geothermal Power

Harnessing southern Sumatra's geothermal fields for clean energy

Indonesia
0910-ulubelu-geothermal-photo-1.jpeg

As a country dominated by volcanic geology and situated on the notorious ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, Indonesia is one of the most seismically active countries in the world. The movement of tectonic plates and churning of molten rock beneath the archipelago triggers around 1,000 tremors a month. While tremors can sometimes be problematic for Indonesia, heat from this seismic activity can be harnessed to the country's advantage; offering a sustainable way to power the country’s homes and industry.

Location
Indonesia
Type
Geothermal
Standards
standard-logo-cdm-500x-cropped.jpg gold-standard-global-goals-logo.png standard-logo-gs4gg---cdm.png

Sustainable Development Goals

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

867,000 MWh

generated on average annually by the geothermal plant, providing a clean, sustainable electricity alternative to fossil fuels

8. Decent work and economic growth

70-80 jobs

provided in plant operation and geothermal field operation, as well as temporary jobs during construction

13. Climate Action

581,000 tonnes of CO2e avoided

on average annually

The Solution

Located in Southern Sumatra, east of Bandar Lampung, the Ulubelu power plant taps into the nearby Ulubelu geothermal field to generate clean electricity for the Sumatra Interconnected Grid. Heat from the underground geothermal reservoir produces steam which spins a turbine and drives a generator to produce clean and renewable electricity. 

project_image_300910-4.jpg
project_image_300910-5.jpg
project_image_300910-6.jpg
project_image_300910-7.jpg
project_image_300910-4.jpg
project_image_300910-5.jpg
project_image_300910-6.jpg
project_image_300910-7.jpg

The Impact

As well as producing clean electricity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the Ulubelu geothermal power plant contributes to Indonesia's sustainable development. By investing in the region, the project is creating employment opportunities, which boosts the local economy. As an inexhaustible source of energy, the geothermal power plant also diversifies Indonesia's sources of electricity generation, improving energy security and driving the country towards a low-carbon energy future.

Project ID: 300910