Kaltim Teluk Balikpapan power station

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Kaltim Teluk Balikpapan power station is an operating power station of at least 220-megawatts (MW) in Kariangau, North Balikpapan, Balikpapan City, East Kalimantan, Indonesia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as 东加巴厘巴板电站.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Kaltim Teluk Balikpapan power station Kariangau, North Balikpapan, Balikpapan City, East Kalimantan, Indonesia -1.17036, 116.78872 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3: -1.17036, 116.78872

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown, bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 110 subcritical 2017
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown, bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 110 subcritical 2017
Unit 3 cancelled coal - unknown 300 subcritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]
Unit 2 PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]
Unit 3 PT Lestari Banten Energi (LBE) [100.0%]


  • Source of financing: US$140,601,504 in debt from 4 Indonesian banks; of this amount, US$42,200,949 is debt from Bank Negara Indonesia


Kaltim Teluk Balikpapan power station, also known as the Balikpapan IPP power station, is a 220-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station. Construction began in March 2011.[1][2] Construction was managed by Indonesian firm Adhi Karya and Chinese firm Sinohydro.[3]

In March 2014, a presentation by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources indicated that the first two units of the Kaltim Teluk Balikpapan power station, developed under Fast Track Program Phase I, were in the construction stage at less than 50 percent completion.[4] Coal for the plant is to come from the Sangatta Coal Mine, operated by the Australian based Thiess mining company.[5] Unit 1 was scheduled to begin test operations in April 2015,[1] and the entire plant was targeting the end of 2015 for commercial operation.

Completion of the power station was delayed. The power station did not enter its testing period until December 2016.[6] Both units began commercial operations in 2017.[7]

In June 2020, the power station tested co-firing palm kernel shells for two days.[8]

In December 2022, the power station began co-firing with woody biomass on a permanent basis.[9]

Financing for Units 1 and 2

In December 2015, a financing agreement for units 1 and 2 was closed. A syndicated loan for Rp. 2 trillion was signed with 4 Indonesian banks. Bank Negara Indonesia's portion of the loan was more than Rp. 600 billion.[10]

Proposed Expansion

According to an April 2018 Platts listing, construction of a third unit of 300 MW is being planned for 2021. The expansion would be run by PT Lestari Banten Energy (LBE), a subsidiary of Genting BHD. As of May 2022, there has been no further news about this expansion in more than four years, and it appears to be shelved.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Melongok Proyek PLTU Teluk Balikpapan Di Kaltim, PLN website, accessed Mar. 2015.
  2. PLTU Teluk Balikpapan Mulai Dibangun, Tribun News, 25 Mar. 2011.
  3. PLN Segera Bangun PLTU Skala Besar Di Riau dan Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources press release, undated, accessed Mar. 2015.
  4. “Electricity Policy Development & Investment Opportunity in Indonesia,” presentation by Ministry Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate General of Electricity, March 2014, page 7
  5. "Sangatta Coal Mine" Thiess company page, accessed March 24, 2014.
  6. Budi Susilo, PLTU Batubara Teluk Balikpapan Masuki Masa Pengujian, Tribun Kaltim, Dec. 6, 2016
  7. Melihat 2 Pembangkit Listrik Penopang Ibu Kota Baru Indonesia, Kumparan Bisnis, August 30, 2019
  9. Menekan Emisi PLTU dengan Pemanfaatan Limbah Kayu, Prokal, December 13, 2022
  10. BeritaSatu.com. "BNI Biayai Pembangunan PLTU Teluk Balikpapan". beritasatu.com (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2020-11-06.

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