Cikarang Babelan power station

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Cikarang Babelan power station (also referred to as Cikarang Listrindo, Cikarang Bakasi, or simply Cikarang) is a 280-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in West Java Province, Indonesia.


The image below shows the power station in Muara Bakti Village, Babelan District, Bekasi Regency, West Java Province.[1]

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Background on Plant

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.[2][3][4]

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.[5] Regency officials have also argued that the company illegally moved the project's site from the village of Hurip Jaya to Muara Bakti.[6] Local residents have also complained that truck traffic from the project is destroying local roads and disrupting traffic.[7]

In August 2016, the company reported that the project was 86% complete.[8]

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.[9]

The power station was reported as fully completed in November 2017, with unit 1 commissioned in May 2017 and unit 2 in September 2017.[10]

In April 2019 PT Cikarang Listrindo announced that it was studying the possibility of converting the plant to run on biomass.[11] An April 2021 report stated that the Cikarang Babelan power station was operating on 10% biomass fuel.[12]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT Cikarang Listrindo
  • Parent company: PT Cikarang Listrindo
  • Location: Muara Bakti Village, Babelan District, Bekasi Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -6.11607, 107.05197 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 280 MW (Units 1 & 2: 140 MW)[3]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2017
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