Jawa-5 power station

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Jawa-5 power station is a cancelled power station in Muara Gembong, Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia. It is also known as 爪哇5号电站.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Jawa-5 power station Muara Gembong, Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia -5.935064, 107.030182 (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
Unit 1 cancelled coal: unknown 1000 supercritical 2023
Unit 2 cancelled coal: unknown 1000 supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 PT PLN (Persero) [100%] PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]
Unit 2 PT PLN (Persero) [100%] PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]


PLN's 2014 long-range plan shows the development of Jawa-5 and Jawa-6 coal-fired power plants, totaling four 1,000-MW coal-fired units, being built in West Java Province. The project is shown on a map contained in PLN's long-range plan, which shows it located near the Babalam. In the plan, the four units are scheduled for completion in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.[1]

In October 2014, PLN announced that it was preparing tender documents for construction contractors for Jawa-5, as well as for Jawa-7. The project would cost $3 billion, and PLN is hoping for completion in 2020. The land acquisition process was still in progress at that time. PLN hoped to find investors once it had the contractor nailed down.[2] In March 2015, PLN announced that six firms had expressed interest in construction, and that it would choose a contractor within three months.[3]

In late March 2016, the IPP bidding competition for Java-5 had narrowed to three IPPs, of which only two were eligible to be evaluated: a Chinese consortium of undisclosed identity and an Indonesian consortium.[4]

On April 18, 2016, independent consultant PT Ernst and Young Indonesia announced to the bidders without explanation that the bidding process was discontinued.[5]

In April 2017, Director for Procurement of PLN Supangkat Iwan said that the project will not be carried forward due to lower than expected economic growth.[6]

The project did not appear in the government's long-term plan for 2018-2027, but reappeared in the 2019-2028 long-term plan as a 1,000-MW plant with a completion date of 2023.[7]

In October 2021, this unit was shelved under the government's long-range plan for 2021-2030.[8]

In October 2023, with no apparent news since the project was shelved, Jawa-5 power station was presumed to be cancelled.


In September 2015 state-run builder Wijaya Karya (WIKA) said the company would likely request a credit facility from China Development Bank (CDB) to fund development of the Jawa-5 power station and Jawa-7 power station. WIKA said it would work with China Nuclear Group Engineering Corporation (CNEC) and a local firm, Sumber Segara Primadaya, for the Java plants.[9]

Articles and Resources


  1. “PLN Long Term Electricity Plan (2013-2023),” presentation by Moch. Sofyan, Head of New & Renewable Division of PT PLN (Persero), 06 March 2014
  2. Agustinus Beo Da Costa, PLN segera tender dua PLTU di Jawa, Kontan, 20 Oct. 2014.
  3. Tiga bulan, investor PLTU Jawa 5 serahkan proposal, Info Vesta, 12 Mar. 2015.
  4. "PLTU Jawa 5 diperebutkan Indonesia dan China," Kontan.co.id, 30 March 2016
  5. "Discontinuation of PLTU Jawa 5 Bidding MayDerail National Project," Tempo.co, May 13, 2016
  6. "PLN calls off plan to develop mega power plant PLTU Java 5," RambuEnergy, 11 April 2017
  7. Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2019-2028, PT PLN Persero, V-43
  8. Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2021-2030, PT PLN Persero, p.V-4
  9. "WIKA may use Chinese loans to build power plants," The Jakarta Post, September 17 2015

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