This post brings you geothermal headlines from Indonesia, The Philippines, Turkey and more.
Click below for the international geothermal roundup.
Asia and the Pacific
*Indonesia: Power Purchase Stalls for Two Plants
Local news from Indonesia reported that the state-owned PLN and Pertamina Geothermal Energy have reached an impasse on the Kamojang and Lahendong plants. With their current deal for geothermal expiring, PLN is offering new purchase deals for the two plants at much lower rates than PGE’s asking price. PGE is asking 7.4 cents per kWh for power from Kamojang and 10.1 cents per kWh from Lahendong. PLN on the other hand is offering 3.3 cents per kWh from Kamojang and 5.8 cents per kWh from Lahendong.
*The Philippines: Bac-Man 3 Being Prepped for Transmission
Energy Development Corp. is preparing the transmission connection at its Bac-Man 3 geothermal power plant. The plan is to bring the 31-MW plant on line in 2017. “In order to supply the energy generated by the Bac-Man 3 project to the public, EDC intends to connect the plant to the Luzon grid. It plans to construct a connection asset for its exclusive use, which shall connect the plant directly to Palayan Bayan switchyard,” according to a statement.
*Online Map Shows Geo District Heating Potential in Europe
The site GeoDH.eu, managed by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), has a map online showing data on geothermal district heating potential in the 14 project countries: Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, and Hungary. Go to: http://geodh.eu/geodh-map/.
*Hungary: PannErgy Discontinuing Project
News from Hungary states that the company PannErgy is discontinuing its geothermal project at Gödöllő.
*Turkey: New Incentive Includes Turbines and Generators for Geothermal
A new incentive program from the Turkish government includes turbines and generators used in geothermal energy. The incentives also cover the equipment for hydro and biomass, and there is a separate incentive for wind turbine blades. View the scope of these incentives at chadbourne.com.