Banten Lontar power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Banten Lontar power station, also known as PLTU Lontar, is a newly completed 945-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in Banten Province, Indonesia.[1] An additional 315 MW is under development.


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Background on Plant

According to the Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, all three units of the plant are operating.[2] The cost of the plant's development was $805 million and was built by "a consortium that included Chinese power equipment giant Dongfang Electric Corp. and Dalle Energy."[3] In July 2013, the project received US$730 million in loans from the Export-Import Bank of Malaysia, Citi, Maybank, CIMB Group and RHB Bank.[4]

Unit 4

According to an article in Diesel and Gas Journal Worldwide, Toshiba is planning to deliver an ultra-supercritical generator for a new unit at Banten Lontar that will enter commercial operation in 2019.[5] It has been permitted.[6]

In June 2016 Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo officiated the groundbreaking of the new unit.[7]

In November 2016, it was reported that PLN was set to start construction, with completion targeted in three and a half years. This implies a completion date of 2020.[8] In March 2019 construction was reported to be at 87.86%.[9] In May 2019 it was reported that Unit 4 would be commissioned in September 2019.[10] In March 2020 the project was one of 12 power plants under development in Indonesia to declare 'force majeur' delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.[11]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN)
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Kec Kemiri, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -6.0588745, 106.4643002 (exact)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Operating 2011[2]
    • Unit 2: Operating 2012[2]
    • Unit 3: Operating 2012[2]
    • Unit 4: Construction
  • Gross Capacity: Units 1-3: 945 MW (3 units x 315 MW); Unit 4: 315 MW
  • Type: Units 1-3: Subcritical; Unit 4: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start date: Units 1-3: 2012; Unit 4: 2020
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Export-Import Bank of Malaysia, Citi, Maybank, CIMB Group and RHB Bank (US$730 million)

Articles and resources


  1. "Indonesia’s PLN to Operate 3 New Coal-Fired Plants" Jakarta Globe, December 28, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 “Electricity Policy Development & Investment Opportunity in Indonesia,” presentation by Ministry Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate General of Electricity, March 2014
  3. "Indonesia Inaugurates Three Coal Plants" Sonal Patel, Power, February 1, 2012.
  4. "Banten 1 Coal-Fired Power Plant (660MW) IPP" IJGlobal, accessed Jun.19, 2020.
  5. "Toshiba Delivering Steam Turbine And Generator For Power Plant Expansion," Diesel and Gas Journal Worldwide, April 11, 2016
  6. “Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik, PT PLN (Persero), 2016-2025,” Kementerian Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, June 2016
  7. "PLN kicks of construction of Lontar power plant unit IV," Rambu Energy, June 10, 2016
  8. "PLN Gears up for construction of Lontar Power Plant," PT MY EXPOS KREASI INDONESIA, November 22, 2016
  9. PLTU Jawa 7 Beroperasi Lebih Cepat, PLN Bisa Hemat Rp 1 Triliun, Katadata, Mar. 29, 2019
  10. Menengok Pembangunan PLTU Lontar 4 yang Rampung September 2019, Kumparan, Mar. 29, 2019
  11. 12 Proyek PLTU Terhambat Imbas Penyebaran Corona Covid-19, Liputan 6, Mar. 30, 2020

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