Cikarang Babelan power station

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Cikarang Babelan power station is an operating power station of at least 280-megawatts (MW) in Muara Bakti, Babelan, Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cikarang Babelan power station Muara Bakti, Babelan, Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia -6.11607, 107.05197 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: -6.11607, 107.05197

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 - agricultural waste (solids), bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 140 subcritical 2017
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown, bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids), bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 140 subcritical 2017

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk [100.0%]
Unit 2 PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): industrial park


In 2012 PT Cikarang Listrindo began construction on a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 280 MW in West Java Province. It is expected to be completed in 2017, although the company is accelerating construction and hopes to finish earlier than scheduled.[1][2][3]

In May 2013, the government of Bekasi Regency accused the project's owners of illegally proceeding with the project before the regency government had approved the project.[4] Regency officials have also argued that the company illegally moved the project's site from the village of Hurip Jaya to Muara Bakti.[5] Local residents have also complained that truck traffic from the project is destroying local roads and disrupting traffic.[6]

In August 2016, the company reported that the project was 86% complete.[7]

In August 2017, the company reported that the plant is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2017. Completion had been expected for January 2017 but was delayed by problems with two of the 101 transmission towers.[8]

The power station was reported as fully completed in November 2017, with unit 1 commissioned in May 2017 and unit 2 in September 2017.[9]

In April 2019 PT Cikarang Listrindo announced that it was studying the possibility of converting the plant to run on biomass.[10] An April 2021 report stated that the Cikarang Babelan power station was operating on 10% biomass fuel.[11]

In October 2022, Cikarang Babelan was included on a list of power stations in Indonesia that were proposed candidates for early retirement due to poor technical, economical or environmental findings.[12]

Pollution from Central Jakarta coal plants

An analysis of air pollution measurements in Central Jakarta from July and August 2023 found that nearby coal plants contributed between 5 – 31% of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) on individual days. The study, conducted by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), reported that the coal plants with the highest average contribution to air pollution in this period were Cikarang Babelan power station, Indramayu power station, and Cilacap Sumber power station.[13]

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