Cilacap power station

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Cilacap power station is a cancelled power station in Bunton, Adipala, Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. It is also known as 芝拉扎电站.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cilacap power station Bunton, Adipala, Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia -7.684, 109.131 (approximate)

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - subbituminous 1000 ultra-supercritical
Unit 2 cancelled coal - subbituminous 1000 ultra-supercritical
Unit 3 cancelled coal - subbituminous 1000 ultra-supercritical
Unit 4 cancelled coal - subbituminous 1000 ultra-supercritical
Unit 5 cancelled coal - subbituminous 1000 ultra-supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 PT Jawa Energy [100.0%]
Unit 2 PT Jawa Energy [100.0%]
Unit 3 PT Jawa Energy [100.0%]
Unit 4 PT Jawa Energy [100.0%]
Unit 5 PT Jawa Energy [100.0%]

Background on Project

In November 2014, PT Jawa Energy, a private consortium of Chinese and Indonesian investors, announced that it was planning to build a five-unit, 5,000-MW coal-fired power plant in Central Java Province. The plant's developers hope to begin construction in 2015. The plant would be built in two phases, over four years. The governor of Central Java formed a task force to work with the investors on processing the project's applications.[1] Estimated total cost would be 120 trillion Rupiah, or $10 billion. The project's developers had already applied for environmental permits at that time.[2]

Apart from being a private consortium of Chinese & Indonesian investors, the specific identity and ownership of PT Jawa Energy is very unclear, and has been the subject of speculation in the news media.[3]

According to a February 2015 report, the project was facing delays due to licensing issues with the Ministry of Agriculture and Spatial Planning / National Defense Agency (BPN) - Kementerian agrarian dan Tata Ruang/Badan Pertahanan Nasional.[4]

The project is not included in the PT PLN 2016-2025 long-range plan. It appears for now to be shelved.[5]

As of December 2018 there had been no further news about this project and it appears to have been cancelled.

Articles and Resources


  1. Parwito, Disuntik RRC, PLTU Cilacap mulai dibangun tahun 2015, Merdeka, 21 Nov. 2014.
  2. Pratama Guitarra, Jawa Energy bangun PLTU jumbo di Cilacap, Kontan, 7 Nov. 2014.
  3. Rusdi Mathari, Malu-malu(in) ala Jawa Energi, Rusdi GoBlog, 13 Nov. 2014.
  4. "Proyek PLTU Cilacap Terancam Molor, Terganjal Izin BPN," Miner's Life 2/24/15
  5. “Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik, PT PLN (Persero), 2016-2025,” Kementerian Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, June 2016, Table 6.7, p. 109

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