Gunung Salak Geothermal Energy
Geothermal power plants use steam produced from reservoirs of hot water found a couple of miles or more below the Earth's surface, instead of having to use fossil fuels. The steam rotates a turbine that activates a generator, which produces electricity. It is a natural and sustainable source of energy.
There are over 150 active volcanoes in Indonesia, giving the nation a huge potential for geothermal energy production. Located within the Halimun-Salak National Park, the Gunung Salak project harnesses heat from deep within the Earth to generate clean geothermal power. The project involves an capacity upgrade of three turbines at an existing geothermal power plant from 55MW to 60 MW. This additional 15 MW allows the plant to generate more energy from the same source of thermal steam.
Additional Benefits:The project creates social benefits in addition to the emissions reductions. The projects supports regional educational programmes, running activities such as book donations at local schools. The project also improves employment opportunities.
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