Chevron is one of the world's largest producer of geothermal energy and has major operations in Indonesia. Geothermal energy is created by the heat of the earth. It generates reliable power and emits almost no greenhouse gases.
Chevron pioneered the development of geothermal energy in the Philippines and is the leading producer in Indonesia. The total share for both Philippines and Indonesia have capacity to 911 megawatts.
Our subsidiary Chevron Geothermal manages two geothermal projects in Indonesia — Darajat and Salak – both on the island of Java. The Darajat project supplies geothermal steam, which generates 270 megawatts of electricity. All power from the Darajat site is sold directly to the national grid. Chevron holds a 100 percent steamfield operating interest and 95 percent power plant operating interest in Darajat.
Chevron owns and operates the Salak project. It is one of the largest geothermal operations in the world, with a total operating capacity of 377 megawatts.
The combined output from our Darajat and Salak geothermal operations now produces sufficient renewable energy that enough to meet the needs of millions of people in Indonesia
Chevron also operates and has a 95 percent interest in the North Duri Cogeneration Plant in Sumatra, which supplies up to 300 megawatts of electrical power to CPI as well as steam in support of CPI's Duri steamflood project.
Building on its long-term presence and geothermal experience in Indonesia, Chevron is committed to support the growing needs of renewable energy for the country’s development. Chevron continue pursuing investment opportunity in geothermal by actively participating in preliminary survey works and in government tender processes. Chevron have conducted 3G survey at the Suoh Sekincau working area and have reported the 3G survey results to the government of Indonesia. In August 2014, Chevron received a new preliminary survey assignment for a new geothermal potential area, South Sekincau.