PLN Invites Bids for Geothermal Working Areas in Indonesia

In an announcement shared by Think GeoEnergy, a leading source of geothermal news, Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company PT PLN (Persero) is inviting bids for the development of four PLN Geothermal Working Areas in Indonesia. This follows an earlier announcement by PLN seeking strategic partnerships for geothermal development.

This invitation is open to all interested parties including local or foreign companies, consortiums, and business entities, write Think GeoEnergy. The four areas being offered for the International Competitive Bidding are:

  • Tulehu (20 MW) – Central Maluku
  • Atadei (10 MW) – Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara
  • Songa Wayaua (10 MW) – South Halmahera, North Maluku
  • Tangkuban Parahu (20 MW) – Subang, Bandung, Purwakarta, West Java

All participants may bid on any or all of the Geothermal Working Areas. The bidding process will be implemented in two stages and proposals should be submitted no later than 4 July 2023, 14:00H West Indonesia Time. There will be a pre-bid meeting with schedule to be announced later.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Think GeoEnergy say that before registering for the RFP, participants need to pay a non-refundable amount of IDR 277,500,000 (including VAT) for each PLN Geothermal Working Area.

To register and collect the RFP documents, participants must submit the following documents to and Cc: with the subject “Geothermal Working Area in [insert appropriate location]”

  • Copy of Tax Identification Number (Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak – NPWP), for Indonesian participants.
  • A duly signed Statement of Confidentiality letter by the authorized person over a IDR 10,000 Indonesian duty stamp. The draft can be downloaded at the link:
  • Copy of bank transfer slip for the RFP

After PLN has confirmed the registration and RFP payment, participants will receive a soft copy of the RFP starting from 3 May 2023 until one day before the bid submission date.

Scope of Work

The selected partner(s) through project company, need to sign a Geothermal Exploration and Energy Conversion Agreement (GEECA) with PLN to carry out all the works regarding the PLN Geothermal Working Areas. These include exploration activities, feasibility studies, construction of plant, conversion of steam, operations, and maintenance of upstream and downstream assets.

The exploration activity will be carried out by the selected partner(s) and upon successful exploration of geothermal resources and assessment of economic viability, the project will be carried out by the selected partner(s) with PLN Subsidiary involvement. The selected partner(s) and PLN Subsidiary will design, engineer, finance, construct, test, commission, own, operate, maintain, and transfer to PLN the Geothermal Steam Field Facility and Power Plant. More details will be provided in the RFP.

Source: Think GeoEnergy

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