President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has reiterated that the government is focused on geothermal development as a renewable source of energy in the country.
“We always use coal for power plants. Based on the huge potential for geothermal energy, we will focus on developing geothermal energy generation as a renewable energy source. Our geothermal energy is estimated at around 29,000 megawatts (MW) and we have not utilized that potential optimally,” President Jokowi said on Saturday.
According to the President, the government had conducted a study related to geothermal energy that will be used as environmentally friendly renewable energy.
“To manage geothermal energy, the government will set up state-owned enterprises,” the President stated.
He remarked that the potential of geothermal energy should be used as best as possible.