2009 Volume 31 Issue 3 Pages 167-176
Indonesia is one of the largest geothermal resource potential countries in the world, with a total energy potential of about 27.5 GWe. Of this energy potential, only 988 MWe or less than 4% was used for electricity generation in 2007. In the first decade of geothermal electricity generation (1980-1990), only Kamojang Geothermal Field was developed. In the second decade (1990-2000), geothermal fields producing electricity were Salak Geothermal Field, Darajat Geothermal Field, Dieng Geothermal Field and Sibayak Geothermal Field. In the early third decade, the power plants were installed in Wayang Windu Geothermal Field and Lahendong Geothermal Field. Direct use of geothermal energy for agriculture products began in the third decade.
The acceleration of electricity production from the geothermal potential in the third decade (2000-2010) was planned by the road map of geothermal development. For rapid promotion of geothermal energy development, the Indonesian geothermal industry and government need detailed information of the geothermal fields to meet the expected demand.