Sarulla/Geothermal IPP


Sarulla/Geothermal IPP Project

One of the largest geothermal projects in the world

Currently located and operated in North Sumatra, Indonesia, the Sarulla Project is one of the largest geothermal projects in the world. Kyushu Electric participated in this project alongside the Itochu Corporation, Medco Power Indonesia, INPEX Corporation, and Ormat Technologies.

As the electricity demand within Indonesia is expected to increase in the future, this approximately 330MW-capacity geothermal power plant was constructed and the electricity generated by the plant is to be sold to Indonesia's state-owned power company (PLN) over a 30-year period.

Kyushu Electric aims to use its experience with Japanese geothermal development in order to address global warming and also contribute to a stable energy supply in Indonesia and Sumatra by taking advantage of geothermal power technology.

Project Data

Location Sarulla District, North Sumatra, Indonesia (appx. 350km to the south of Medan, the 4th largest city in Indonesia.)
Capacity appx. 330MW(3Units)
Start of Construction May 2014
Start of Operations First Unit (March 2017), Second Unit (October 2017), Third Unit (May 2018)
Project Scheme