Rombongan kementerian dan BUMN mengunjungi proyek panas bumi Sorik Marapi
17 May 2018
Representatives from the Office of the Vice Presidential Secretariat, 3 (three) Ministries and 3 (three) State-Owned Enterprises visited the Geothermal Power Sorik Marapi Geothermal Power project on Tuesday, 8May 2018 to study the progress of the project which is now preparing to connect electricity to the area of Mandailing Natal and surrounding areas.
Representative of the office of the Vice Presidential Secretariat, Mr. Muhammad Abduh, expressed his pride that Sorik Marapi geothermal project has progressed very rapidly in the last two years. He is optimistic that this project can continue to grow and become one of the important energy projects in Indonesia.
The Ministries participating in this visit include the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy represented by the Assistant Deputy of Infrastructure for Energy, Ministry of Finance represented by the Director of Risk Management of State Finance, Mr. Brahmantio Isdijoso and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, represented by the Head of Sub Directorate of Geothermal Supervision , EBTKE, Mr. Budi Herdiyanto.
In the meantime, representatives of BUMNs present were Head of New Renewable Energy Division of PT PLN (Persero), Mr. Zulfikar, President Director of PT Geodipa Energi (Persero), Mr. Riki F. Ibrahim and head of Planning and Development Division of PT SMI (Persero), Mr. Adi Pranasatrya .
In the last two years since KS Orka took over majority shares of PT Sorik Marapi Geothermal Power (PT SMGP), the project has progressed rapidly by completing the exploration stage and confirmed the existence of around 50 MW of Geothermal reserves in the Sorik Marapi concession area. This year PT SMGP plans to connect electricity to the PLN network of at least 15 MW. This plan is expected to help improve the electricity network performance in Mandailing Natal and surrounding areas.