Origin Energy is continuing with its asset sales, banking $40 million from the sale of its stake in an Indonesian geothermal project.
Origin will offload its 50 percent of OTP Geothermal, which is part of a consortium developing a 240MW geothermal power project in North Sumatra. OTP
OTP, which has 95 percent of the project, is a joint venture with Tata Power International, a unit of the Indian conglomerate.
The buyer is Indonesian firm KS Orka Renewables.
Origin has a strategy to reduce debt with $800 million in asset sales and focus on two core businesses in integrated gas and energy market retailing.
As part of this strategy Origin recently inked a power purchase agreement with the new Moree solar farm in NSW.
Origin recently narrowly escaped a Moody’s downgrade to “junk” status because the ratings agency was encouraged by the potential of future asset sales.