Indonesia is among the few countries blessed with abundant geothermal energy resources. However, most of its geothermal resources remain untapped. Development of renewable energy has been hampered by various problems, specifically the legal aspects pertaining to the development of geothermal resources in forest areas and fair prices of geothermal-based electricity, which investors will sell to state-owned electricity company PT PLN.
Chevron Geothermal & Power president director Javier A. La Rosaexplored the issues in a recent interview with The Jakarta Post’s Raras Cahyafitri.