Adipala power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Adipala power station (also referred to as Bunton power station) is a 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Central Java Province, Indonesia.


The map below shows the location of the project, in Bunton Village, Adipala District, Cilacap Regency, Central Java Province. The plant is located about 3km east of the Cilacap Sumber power station.[1]

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Background on Plant

The Adipala power station is operated by PLN. Plans for the power station were first announced in November 2009.[2] The construction contractor on the project was China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CNTIC). The pile foundations were completed in December 2012.[3] The plant went online in March 2015.[4]


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.[5]

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.”[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Bunton Village, Adipala District, Cilacap Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -7.68377, 109.13756 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 660 MW (Unit 1: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: March 2015[4]
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: China Development Bank[7][5]

Articles and resources


  1. PLTU Bunton, Wikimapia, accessed Mar. 2015.
  2. "Kick-off Meeting of Adipala Power Plant Project Contracted by CNTIC Was Held in Indonesia," CNTIC website, November 19, 2009
  3. "All Pil Foundations Completed for Indonesian Adipala Power Plant Project Undertaken by CNTIC," CNTIC website, accessed December 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 PLTU Adipala Beroperasi, Jateng Tawarkan Investasi Agroindustri, Bisnis Indonesia, 17 Mar. 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Indonesia signs US$1.1bn in power programme loans | News | IJGlobal". Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  6. Residents Complain about Bunton PLTU Dust,, Oct. 27, 2018
  7. "2012 Annual Report," PT PLN (Persero), page 492

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