Protests freeze out Lampung geothermal power plant

PT Supreme Energy, partner of Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation and French international power supplier GDF Suez, has suspended its geothermal power project in Lampung, bowing to local protests, a move that could hurt the campaign to develop alternative energy resources.

Supreme Energy chairman Supramu Santosa said on Wednesday that the escalating protest from villagers living on the slopes of Mt. Rajabasa in Lampung prompted the postponement of drilling for the project, which would eventually lead to construction of a power plant with capacity of 2×110 megawatts (MW).

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Posted June 20, 2013 by repit in News

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