Tata, Origin to develop Indonesian geothermal power plant  

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UPI reports Tata and origin Energy are looking to develop a geothermal power project in Indonesia - India's Tata to enter Indonesian market.

Tata Power, India's largest private power utility firm, is leading a consortium to construct a massive geothermal power project in Indonesia. The 240-megawatt geothermal power project will be constructed in northern Sumatra, the Economic Times reported Friday.

Tata Power established the PT Sorik Merapi Geothermal Power for the project. Partners include Australian electricity retailer Origin Energy and PT Supraco Indonesia. The consortium prior to beginning construction will undertake a detailed exploration program over the next 18 months, with the project to come online by 2015. ...

Analysts are extremely enthusiastic about Indonesia's geothermal energy potential, as its 13,000 islands contain hundreds of active and extinct volcanoes, located along the eastern perimeter of the Pacific Ring of Fire have the potential to produce an estimated 27,000 megawatts of electricity.

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