PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy Tbk (PGE) (IDX: PGEO) Kamojang Area directly helped extinguish the fire on Mount Papandayan. The fire has occurred since Sunday evening, October 22, 2023. PGE deployed 1 fire truck unit, 1 fire jeep unit, and 10 teams of trained firefighters to the fire location.
The PGE team joined a joint team coordinated by the West Java Province Natural Resources Conservation Center (KSDA). PGE also donated a total of 740 logistics packages to support joint teams and volunteers involved in extinguishing activities.
"Pertamina is always concerned and active in efforts to deal with disasters such as the fire that occurred on Mount Papandayan. We deploy a team that is trained and reliable in handling emergencies, including fire disasters. PGE also deployed its extinguishing facilities and logistical support for all volunteers who participated in extinguishing efforts." Rahmad Harahap, General Manager of PGE Kamojang Area,
On Tuesday, October 24, a total of 152 people extinguished the fire, divided into three main fire locations, namely the Masigit Block, Tegal Alun Block, and Dutch Goa Block, also supported by a logistics team.
Today, Wednesday, October 25, 2023, around 50 joint teams were redeployed to carry out activities at the blackout location. Today's target is to mop up along the fire location. This activity aims to map the extent of the fire using drones and extinguish the remaining embers.
Thomas Nifinluri, Director of Forest and Land Fire Control, Ministry of Environment & Forestry (KLHK), who was also present on the occasion, expressed his appreciation for the concern and assistance from PGE. Until now, the joint team is still carrying out activities on Mount Papandayan, Garut.
About PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy Tbk
PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy Tbk (PGE) (IDX: PGEO) is part of Subholding Power & New Renewable Energy (PNRE) PT Pertamina (Persero), which operates in the field of geothermal exploration, exploitation, and production. Currently, PGE manages 13 geothermal working areas (WKP) and 1 assigned working area with an installed capacity of 1,877 MW, of which 672 MW is operated and managed directly by PGE and 1,205 MW is managed under the Joint Operation Contract scheme. The installed geothermal capacity in PGE's working area contributes around 80% of the total installed geothermal capacity in Indonesia, with the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by around 9.7 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
As a world-class green energy company, PGE wants to create value by maximising end-to-end management of geothermal potential and its derivative products, as well as participating in the national and global decarbonation agenda to support Indonesia's net zero emissions by 2060. PGE has excellent ESG credentials with 13 Gold PROPER award from 2011 to 2022 in the highest environmental compliance award from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry ESG Rating & Engagement.