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Press Releace
October 10, 2017
Kyushu Electric Power Company Inc.
The Second Unit (capacity 108.7MW) of Sarulla Geothermal IPP Project in Indonesia
Commenced Commercial Operation on October 2, 2017

 The second unit (capacity 108.7MW) of Sarulla Geothermal IPP Project in Indonesia, one of the world's largest geothermal power plants, in which Kyushu Electric Power Company Inc. ("Kyuden") has participated, commenced commercial operation on October 2, 2017.

 We will continue to proceed with construction work for the third unit (expected capacity 107.7MW), expected to commence commercial operation in 2018, through making every effort to preserve the environment and ensure safety and disaster prevention.

 We will contribute to countermeasures against global warming and stable supply of electricity in Indonesia by utilizing geothermal power technology established through geothermal power development in Japan.
 Furthermore, in Asia where expansion of electric demand is expected, we intend to actively pursue the development of good project, with geothermal and coal fired power as the priority development field, in addition to gas combined cycle power which we have been focusing on, and aiming to achieve the target of equity ownership 5,000MW in overseas electricity output in 2030, which we set in Medium-term Management Policy.

[Main Events]

・October 2007 Acquisition of a participation right for the Project
・April 2013 Conclusion of selling power contract with Indonesia's state-owned electricity company through the operating company
・March 2014 Conclusion of financing contract with a syndicate of banks through the operating company
・May 2014 Start of construction
・March 2017 Start of commercial operation of the first unit
〈Announced on March 22, 2017〉

[Outline of the Project]

Item Content
Location Sarulla, North Sumatra, Republic of Indonesia
(About 350km to the south from Medan, the 4th biggest city in Indonesia)
Business Overview Comprehensive development of geothermal development and power generation, and selling power to Indonesia's state-owned electricity company for 30 years.
Expected Capacity 320.8MW (3 Units)
(invest through
each subsidiary )
Kyushu Electric Power Company, Inc. 25%
ITOCHU Corporation 25%
PT Medco Power Indonesia※2 19%
Ormat Technologies, Inc.※3 12.75%
May 2014 Groundbreaking
  2018 Completion (planned)
※1 Joined the Project by acquiring a 49% share in a Medco affiliate through a wholly owened subsidiary in 2015
※2 An energy company owned by the Indonesia's largest private comprehensive energy company, PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk, etc.
※3 A company of US that comprehensively implements development, production of main equipments, construction, investment and operation in geothermal generation field

[Location of the construction of power station]

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