Gunung Salak Geothermal Energy
CO2 Emissions+100,000 tCO2/year
To date, Indonesia has over 150 active volcanoes, giving the nation enormous potential for geothermal energy production. In fact, 40% of the world’s geothermal reserves are located in Indonesia, but only about 6% have been developed.
Installing a geothermal power plant is expensive and risky, plus being classified as mining by the government until 2014 has become an almost impossible activity to pursue, given that about 80% of Indonesia’s geothermal locations are within protected national parks.
The project creates social benefits beyond simply reducing emissions. It aims to promote sustainable development and develop regional educational programs, carrying out activities such as donating books to local schools. The project is able to concretely improve job opportunities, while also improving some of the local transportation infrastructure that is essential for travel
- Drastic reduction of emissions and concrete contribution to climate change mitigation;
- Over IDR 1 billion in education, conservation and regeneration projects around Halimun-Salak National Park;
- Economic and sustainable development of areas;
- Awareness raising in schools and among communities about sustainable management of local resources;
- New local health services;
- 32 new jobs in remote and inaccessible areas;
Social and economic benefits