in total invested in community services, ameliorating lives and contributing to sustainable development in rural Java
invested in local health services for communities
invested in local educational services
of geothermal renewable energy generated on average annually
created in a remote region, boosting the local economy
invested in biogas processing (transforming livestock manure into biogas and organic fertiliser)
mitigated on average each year
invested in education, conservation and regeneration surrounding Halimun-Salak National Park
Located within Halimun-Salak National Park, the Gunung Salak Geothermal Energy project involves the capacity upgrade of three turbines at an existing geothermal power plant from 55 MW to 60 MW, significantly increasing its efficiency. This additional installed capacity of 15 MW allows the plant to generate more energy from the same source of geothermal steam. This helps service Indonesias growing energy demands with clean electricity, reducing the need for emissions-heavy fossil fuel burning power plants.
The project creates social benefits extending beyond simple emissions reduction. The project promotes sustainable development and supports regional educational programs, running activities such as book donations at local schools. The Gunung Salak project also improves employment opportunities by offering vocational training classes in the garment industry to unemployed local community members, and improves local transport infrastructure through, for example, upgrading roads and bridges.