Bintan power station

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Bintan power station is a cancelled power station in Tanjung Pinang, Riau, Indonesia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bintan power station Tanjung Pinang, Riau, Indonesia 0.8997, 104.6172 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 0.899668, 104.617247
  • Unit 2: 0.899668, 104.617247

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled - 100 MW - - -
Unit 2 cancelled - 100 MW - - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 PLN Unit Induk Wilayah Riau PLN Unit Induk Wilayah Riau
Unit 2 PLN Unit Induk Wilayah Riau PLN Unit Induk Wilayah Riau


In March 2019 PLN UIW Riau announced that it planned to buid a 2 x 100 MW coal-fired plant in Tanjung Pinang on Riau Island.[1] In March 2020 a Decree (SK) of Location Appointment (Penlok) was signed by the Acting Head (Plt) of the Governor of Riau Islands, designating 66.3 ha in the Galangbatang area, Bintan.[2] In June 2020 surveys and land acquisition for a site in Gunung Kijang Village, Gunung Kijang District had begun and were supposed to be complete by December 2020.[3]

PLN has struggled to complete the acquisition of the land required to build the Bintan power station. In April of 2021, reports emerged of a complex land dispute surrounding the proposed construction site. It was also revealed that PLN did not include land acquisition for the power station in its planned activities for 2021.[4]

In the RUPTL for 2021-2030, the proposal appeared to be replaced by plans for a renewable energy project.[5] The power station was therefore presumed to be cancelled.

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