Chevron is one of the world's leading producers 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.
Two Chevron subsidiaries operate geothermal projects on the island of Java. Chevron Geothermal Indonesia, Ltd., manages the Darajat and Chevron Geothermal Salak, Ltd., operates the Salak. The Darajat project supplies geothermal steam to a plant that generates 270 megawatts of electricity. All power from the Darajat site is sold directly to the national grid. Chevron holds a 95 percent operating interest in Darajat.
Chevron owns the Salak, one of the largest geothermal operations in the world. The field supplies steam to a six-unit power plant—three of which are company-owned—with a total operating capacity of 377 megawatts.
The combined output from our Darajat and Salak geothermal operations now produces sufficient renewable energy to supply approximately 3 million homes in Indonesia.
In 2014, Chevron secured the preliminary survey assignment for a South Sekincau prospect. In June 2015, we submitted preliminary survey results to the government.
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.