The Indonesian government has licensed 15 domestic and foreign investors to manage geothermal resources in the country as part of efforts to develop power plants with a combined capacity of 35 thousand megawatts.
“After the licenses have been issued, the energy and mineral resources minister must check that they are making use of the licenses. Dont let it (the project) come to a standstill after the licenses have been issued,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on the sidelines of the 4th Indonesia IBTKE-Conex and the 3rd Indonesia International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition 2015 here on Wednesday.
The president said geothermal resources had the potential to generate 29 thousand megawatts of electricity. If all the investors realized their licenses, they could produce 1,515 megawatts.
He said the government would also provide improved services to investors who had invested in new and renewable energy.