Chevron is 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.
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 259 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 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 to supply approximately 4 million homes 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 Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI) as well as steam in support of CPI's Duri steamflood project.
Chevron has a 95 percent-owned and operated interest in the Suoh-Sekincau prospect in southern Sumatra. The Indonesian government issued Chevron a license to explore the area, and we have taken the first steps toward geological and geophysical assessment. If successful, additional development could potentially add about 200 megawatts to Chevron's geothermal portfolio.