IPR-GDF SUEZ Asia is part of a partnership who have agreed to develop geothermal projects in Indonesia over the next 30 years.

The company together with project partners PT Supreme Energy and Sumitomo Corp, has signed a 30-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for two 220 MW geothermal projects with PLN, the state-owned utility of Indonesia.

The two projects, called Muara Laboh and Rajabasa, are planned to be built on Sumatra island to deliver power to the region, reports Energy Business Review.

Both projects are included in the Indonesian Government’s second fast-track programme, of which around 4500 MW should come from geothermal sources.

Both projects are expected to start operation in 2016 and IPR-GDF SUEZ Asia has a 35 per cent interest in the projects.

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