Project details
1501 ยท Geothermal energy
  • Darajat, Indonesia
Geothermal energy for growing energy demand

About 150 km southeast of Jakarta in West Java, the Darajat area is an ideal location for geothermal power since it is characterised by a mountain range formed by volcanic activities. By installing a 121 MW geothermal power plant the project provides renewable energy to the Java-Madura-Bali (JAMALI) grid since 2007.

This way, the project helps to meet the growing demand for electricity in Indonesia. By increasing the share of renewable energy, the dependence on fossil fuel-based electricity decreases, and about 705,390 tonnes of CO2 emissions are saved per year. Using the latest in high angle drilling the project activities only comprise a small area and require minimal land utilization. The project poses a major investment in the area that also provides employment for locals and educational initiatives for workers and high school students.

How does geothermal energy help fight global warming?Geothermal power plants create emission-free energy from ground heat. The ground heat is used to heat water, and the resulting steam is used to drive turbines. The growth of renewable energy production is essential in limiting global warming and securing energy supplies for the future. The amount of emissions saved by a geothermal project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region? Geothermal energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.
Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality EducationProject activities include additional training for workers to improve their potential for future jobs and an apprenticeship program for local high school students.
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe 121 MW geothermal power plant provides renewable energy to the national grid and helps to balance power shortages.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthDuring construction and operation the project provides additional employment opportunities for locals. More than 90 % of the employees are Indonesian and about 20 % (over 100 people) are non-skilled workers from local communities.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 705,390 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyGeothermal energyRegionDarajat, IndonesiaEstimated annual emission reductions705,394 t CO2Validated byERM Certification and Verification ServicesVerified byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS