Adipala power station

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Adipala power station is an operating power station of at least 660-megawatts (MW) in Bunton, Adipala, Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. It is also known as 印尼国电阿迪帕拉电站.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Adipala power station Bunton, Adipala, Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia -7.685942, 109.13756 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: -7.685942, 109.13756

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - subbituminous, bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 660 supercritical 2015

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]


The Adipala power station is operated by PLN. Plans for the power station were first announced in November 2009.[1] The construction contractor on the project was China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CNTIC). The pile foundations were completed in December 2012.[2] The plant went online in March 2015.[3]

In April 2023, the power station was mentioned in list of projects proposed by PLN as potential candidates for an early retirement program.[4]

The power station reportedly co-fired wood pellets, risk husk, and saw dust. In November 2023, the power station burned 100 tons of old paper money.[5]


In October 2009, a financing agreement for the project was closed. China Development Bank provided a loan of US$625 million to fund the project.[6][7]

Environmental Impact

Residents living near the Adipala power station have complained of significant coal dust pollution. Residents are concerned that coal dust has potential environmental hazards and threatens their health. One of the residents of Bleberan Hamlet, Puji, admitted that he often experiences shortness of breath due to dust from the power station. Another resident, Ani, said, "We are here every day breathing coal dust. Every day the dust sticks to our bodies. My son has had respiratory problems several times. Meanwhile, assistance from the PLTU has been slow. Donations such as rice have only been given once since they were founded.”[8]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Kick-off Meeting of Adipala Power Plant Project Contracted by CNTIC Was Held in Indonesia," CNTIC website, November 19, 2009
  2. "All Pil Foundations Completed for Indonesian Adipala Power Plant Project Undertaken by CNTIC," CNTIC website, accessed December 2013
  3. PLTU Adipala Beroperasi, Jateng Tawarkan Investasi Agroindustri, Bisnis Indonesia, 17 Mar. 2015.
  4. Ministry identifies 33 coal power plants for early retirement,, 20 April 2023.
  5. Subsitusi Batubara, PLTU Jateng 2 Adipala Gunakan Limbah Uang Kertas Sebagai Bahan Bakar, Tribun bisnis, November 16, 2023
  6. "2012 Annual Report," PT PLN (Persero), page 492
  7. "Indonesia signs US$1.1bn in power programme loans | News | IJGlobal". Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  8. Residents Complain about Bunton PLTU Dust,, Oct. 27, 2018

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