Prior to the Government of Indonesia taking action in a reformation and restructuring of geothermal energy management and utilization, there was the single company which could operate geothermal energy development in Indonesia.
By enacting the Presidential Decree Number 76 Year 2000 in conjunction with the Law Number 27 Year 2003 on Geothermal for regulating of the geothermal energy development in Indonesia, the business opportunity opened allowing more companies to participate including PLN-G.
In April 2004, PT. PLN (Persero) had a plan to form the Geo Explo Enterprise to develop Sarulla geothermal power plant. However, it floundered, then Sarulla project entirely was executed by the investor based upon the Independence Power Producer scheme (IPP scheme), which was procured based upon the opening tender.
On October 15, 2008, PLN-G was established for aiming at supporting the governmental acceleration program of geothermal energy development in general and local energy utilizations, participating in the local governmental tender for Working Area, and also diversifying and conserving primary energy utilization. Moreover, PLN-G was demanded to become a price setter in geothermal energy development business in Indonesia, and to reduce the local electricity production cost due to fossil fuel displacement.
With the following majors : Teknik Elektro, Teknik Mesin, Teknik Instrumen/ Teknik Fisika, Manajemen/ Administrasi