3 September 2010 – India’s Tata Power is to build a 240 MW geothermal power project in Indonesia in consortium with Australian company Origin Energy Limited and PT Supraco Indonesia.
According to the Economic Times, the consortium, which comprises Tata Power (47.50 per cent), Origin Energy Ltd (47.50 per cent) and PT Supraco Indonesia (5 per cent), was declared as the successful bidder for the Sorik Marapi geothermal project in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, a Tata Power statement said.
The Sorik Marapi project is estimated to support the development of approximately 240 MW of geothermal generation capacity. The project will be developed by PT Sorik Marapi Geothermal Power, a special purpose vehicle formed by the consortium.
The consortium would undertake a detailed exploration programme over the next 18 months. The expected Commercial Operation Date (COD) for the project is June 2015.
“Tata Power has a strong mission to achieve at least 25 per cent of its generation portfolio through renewable sources of energy by 2017, geothermal energy being one of the prime renewable growth engines,” Prasad R Menon, Managing Director, Tata Power said.