Banten Lontar power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Banten Lontar power station, also known as Banten-3, Teluk Naga, or PLTU Lontar, is an operating 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 $808.4 million and was built by "a consortium that included Chinese power equipment giant Dongfang Electric Corp. and Dalle Energy."[3]

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.[4] It has been permitted.[5]

In June 2016, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo officiated the groundbreaking of the new unit.[6]

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.[7] In March 2019, construction was reported to be at 87.86%.[8] In May 2019, it was reported that Unit 4 would be commissioned in September 2019.[9] 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.[10]

In June 2021 it was reported that Unit 4 was 97.18% complete and that it would be commissioned in 2021.[11] In October 2021 PT PLN announced a target commissioning date of April 2022 for Unit 4.[12]


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).[13]

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.[14]

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: 2022
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Units 1-3: US$565 million in debt from China Exim Bank and Bank Bukopin, US$243 million in equity from PLN; Unit 4: US$107 million in debt from JBIC and US$72 million in debt from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation[14]

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. "Toshiba Delivering Steam Turbine And Generator For Power Plant Expansion," Diesel and Gas Journal Worldwide, April 11, 2016
  5. “Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik, PT PLN (Persero), 2016-2025,” Kementerian Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, June 2016
  6. "PLN kicks of construction of Lontar power plant unit IV," Rambu Energy, June 10, 2016
  7. "PLN Gears up for construction of Lontar Power Plant," PT MY EXPOS KREASI INDONESIA, November 22, 2016
  8. PLTU Jawa 7 Beroperasi Lebih Cepat, PLN Bisa Hemat Rp 1 Triliun, Katadata, Mar. 29, 2019
  9. Menengok Pembangunan PLTU Lontar 4 yang Rampung September 2019, Kumparan, Mar. 29, 2019
  10. 12 Proyek PLTU Terhambat Imbas Penyebaran Corona Covid-19, Liputan 6, Mar. 30, 2020
  11. Beroperasi Tahun Ini, Pembangunan PLTU Lontar Extension Unit 4 Capai 97,18 Persen, Tribun Bisnis, Jun. 2, 2021
  12. Mundur Lagi, PLTU Lontar Unit 4 akan Beroperasi di April 2022, CNBC, Oct. 19, 2021
  13. Teluk Naga Power Plant (945MW), IJGlobal, Oct. 24, 2017
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Buyer's Credit for National Power Company of Indonesia | JBIC Japan Bank for International Cooperation". Retrieved 2020-11-03.

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