Banten Lontar power station

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Banten Lontar power station is an operating power station of at least 945-megawatts (MW) in Kemiri, Tangerang Regency, Banten, Indonesia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as 龙湾电站.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Banten Lontar power station Kemiri, Tangerang Regency, Banten, Indonesia -6.058874, 106.4643 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: -6.058874, 106.4643

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 - refuse (municipal and industrial wastes) 315 subcritical 2011
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown 315 subcritical 2012
Unit 3 operating coal - unknown 315 subcritical 2012
Unit 4 construction coal - unknown 315 ultra-supercritical 2022

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 PLN (Persero) [100.0%]
Unit 4 PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]


According to the Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, all three units of the plant are operating.[1] The cost of the plant's development was $808.4 million and was built by "a consortium that included Chinese power equipment giant Dongfang Electric Corp. and Dalle Energy."[2][3]

Units 1-3 co-fired coal with refuse-derived fuel and rice husk.[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]

In June 2021 it was reported that Unit 4 was 97.18% complete and that it would be commissioned in 2021.[12] In October 2021 PT PLN announced a target commissioning date of April 2022 for Unit 4.[13]

In August 2022, it was reported that PLN had successfully fired and synchronized unit 4 in July 2022.[14]

In February 2023, the expansion was listed as a 2022 achievement.[15] The unit was presumed to be fully built, but it was unclear that it had reached Commercial Operation (COD).

In May 2023, Unit 4 was described as "under preparation" (Google translate).[16] In June 2023, partner groups in the region reiterated that the unit was not yet operating due to grid overcapacity.

In August 2023, Unit 4 was described as being "capable" (Google translate) of producing 315 MW of electricity, but reporting did not indicate that the unit was actually operating.[17]


In May 2009, US$565 million in loans was provided for Units 1-3 by China Exim Bank and Bank Bukopin. The remaining US$243.4 million of the US$808.4 million in costs was covered by equity from Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).[18]

In March 2016, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation committed to providing an export loan of US$107 million for Banten Lontar Unit 4. The loan was co-financed by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, which provided an additional US$72 million loan.[19]

Articles and Resources


  1. “Electricity Policy Development & Investment Opportunity in Indonesia,” presentation by Ministry Energy and Mineral Resources, Directorate General of Electricity, March 2014
  2. "Indonesia Inaugurates Three Coal Plants" Sonal Patel, Power, February 1, 2012.
  3. "Indonesia’s PLN to Operate 3 New Coal-Fired Plants" Jakarta Globe, December 28, 2011.
  4. "Ambiguities versus Ambition: A Review of Indonesia's Energy Transition Policy" CREA, March 2023.
  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
  12. Beroperasi Tahun Ini, Pembangunan PLTU Lontar Extension Unit 4 Capai 97,18 Persen, Tribun Bisnis, Jun. 2, 2021
  13. Mundur Lagi, PLTU Lontar Unit 4 akan Beroperasi di April 2022, CNBC, Oct. 19, 2021
  14. "PLTU Lontar Unit Ekstensi #4 Lakukan First Coal Firing," Berita Satu, August 2, 2022
  15. "Progres Proyek Listrik 35 GW Baru 47 Persen hingga Desember 2022," VOI, Feb. 1, 2023
  16. "Bupati Zaki Hadiri Reses Komisi VII DPR RI Di PLTU Lontar," Web Terpadu, May 8, 2023
  17. "Polusi Udara Jakarta: Daftar PLTU yang Bersemayam dan Penghentian Operasional Perusahaan," Katadata, August 15, 2023
  18. Teluk Naga Power Plant (945MW), IJGlobal, Oct. 24, 2017
  19. "Buyer's Credit for National Power Company of Indonesia | JBIC Japan Bank for International Cooperation". Retrieved 2020-11-03.

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