Commercial operations of the Project’s first and second units(*) have already begun.
(*) For more information on the commercial operations of the first and second units of the Project, see press releases issued on March 22, 2017 (https://www.inpex.co.jp/english/news/pdf/2017/e20170322_a.pdf) and October 10, 2017 (https://www.inpex.co.jp/english/news/pdf/2017/e20171010.pdf ), respectively.
With the commencement of commercial operations of the third unit, the entire power plant as planned by the Project has commenced commercial operations. The three units will generate a combined power output of approximately 330MW, equivalent to the power consumption of 2.1 million households in Indonesia.
The second and third units of Sarulla Geothermal IPP project The subsidiaries of INPEX, ITOCHU Corporation, Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. of Japan, PT Medco Power of Indonesia and Ormat Technologies of the US as well as Sarulla
Operations Ltd., the operating company for the Project jointly established by these subsidiaries, began construction of the geothermal power plant in 2014. Following the commencement of commercial operations of the first and second units in March and October 2017, respectively, the project partners moved ahead with construction work etc., on the third unit, resulting in the commercial startup of the unit.
As with the first and second units, power generated from the third unit is scheduled to be sold to Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Indonesia’s government-owned electricity company for a period of 30 years. The new supply of electricity generated from this project is expected to contribute to the economic development of Indonesia, where demand for electricity is growing.
As an integrated energy company contributing to society, INPEX will continue to proactively pursue the “reinforcement of its renewable energy initiatives,” which is one of the growth targets outlined in the company’s Medium- to Long-term Vision.
The impact of this matter on the company’s consolidated financial results is minimal.
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Location of the Sarulla Geothermal Independent Power Producer Project