Jawa-7 power station

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Jawa-7 power station is an operating power station of at least 1982-megawatts (MW) in Desa Terate, Kramatwatu, Serang, Banten, Indonesia. It is also known as 神华国华爪哇7号电站.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Jawa-7 power station Desa Terate, Kramatwatu, Serang, Banten, Indonesia -5.991694, 106.1008 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: -5.991694, 106.1008

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 991 ultra-supercritical 2019
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown 991 ultra-supercritical 2020

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 PT Shenhua Guohua Pembangkitan Jawa Bali [100.0%]
Unit 2 PT Shenhua Guohua Pembangkitan Jawa Bali [100.0%]


The project was proposed by Pembangkitan Jawa Bali, a division of state-owned PLN. The sponsor hoped to attract other co-sponsors, eventually owning only 30 percent of the project.[1]

The project is shown on PLN's long-range plan. It comprises two 1000 MW units, one targeted for 2019 and the other targeted for 2020. Further details are not provided.[2]

In December 2014, PLN opened bidding for the construction contract for Jawa-7. The company plans to begin construction in the first half of 2016, and have the plant completed by 2020.[3] The plant is slated to cost 72 trillion rupiahs, or about US$5 billion.[4]

In December 2015, PLN Director of Corporate Planning Nicke Widyawati said that the project will begin construction in April 2016. The project was awarded to a consortium whose members are PT Pembankitan Jawa Bali (PJB) and China Shenhua Energy.[5]

In May 2017, PLN announced that the project would be completed in 2019, sooner than expected.[6] The Indonesia Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) for 2018-2027 gives a completion date of 2020 for the plant and gives a capacity of 991 MW for Unit 1 and 991 MW for Unit 2.[7]

Satellite imagery from Planet shows construction progress from April 2016 to March 2018.

In March 2019, state power company PT PLN Persero estimated that the plant would be commissioned in October 2019, ahead of schedule.[8]

In December 2019, Unit 1 was commissioned.[9]

In March 2020, the project's sponsor declared force majeure and stated that development would be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[10]

In September 2020, Unit 2 was commissioned.[11]

As of March 2023, the power station used ultra-supercritical technology.[12]


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.[13]

In December 2015, it was reported China Shenhua Energy had been awarded the development and operation contract. The company will sign a 25-year power purchase and sales contract with PLN, then will be handed over to PLN.[14]

In September 2016, the financial closure agreement was signed for the project, which had a total cost of approximately US$1.8 billion. The China Development Bank supplied a loan of approximately US$1.32 billion.[15] The remaining US$481 million in project costs was supplied through equity, split between China Shenhua Energy and PLN. HSBC acted as financial adviser for the agreement.[16] The consortium has formed a special purpose vehicle for the project under the name Shenhua Guohua Power Jawa Bali.[17]

Opposition and impact

In May 2024, nearby residents raised concerns about pollution associated with Jawa-7 power station. Opponents argued that the negative impacts of the project outweighed the benefits. They urged Jawa-7 to measure the air quality around the power station and acknowledge the community's concerns.[18]

Articles and Resources


  1. "PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali, a division of SOE power generator PLN, plans to build 2x1GW coal fired power plant in Serang, Banten commencing 2016," Saham.WS, April 23, 2015
  2. “PLN Long Term Electricity Plan (2013-2023),” presentation by Moch. Sofyan, Head of New & Renewable Division of PT PLN (Persero), 06 March 2014
  3. PLN Tenderkan PLTU Jawa 7, PT PLN press release, 2 Dec. 2014.
  4. PLN Buka Tender PLTU Jawa 7 untuk Swasta, Tambang, 1 Dec. 2014.
  5. "PLN expects to soon start construction of PLTU Jawa 7, PLTU Cilacap, PLTU Cirebon," RambuEnergy, March 1, 2016
  6. PLTU Java 7 Targeted To Be Completed A Year Faster, CNN Indonesia, May 10, 2017
  7. Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2018-2027, PT PLN Persero
  8. PLTU Jawa 7 Beroperasi Lebih Cepat, PLN Bisa Hemat Rp 1 Triliun, Katadata, Mar. 29, 2019
  9. Indonesia's biggest thermal power plant is operational, Antara News, Dec. 16, 2019
  10. Jadwal operasional pembangkit terganggu wabah corona, ini tanggapan PLN, Kontan, Mar. 8, 2020
  11. Dilengkapi Teknologi Desalinasi air Laut, PLTU Jawa-7 berkapasitas Megawatt telah beroperasi, Radar Bangsa, Oct. 20, 2020
  12. PLTU Jawa 7 2 x 1.000 MW, PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi, Mar. 30, 2023
  13. "WIKA may use Chinese loans to build power plants," The Jakarta Post, September 17 2015
  14. "China Shenhua Energy to Gain Jawa-7 Project in Indonesia," 4-traders, 12/30/15
  15. 路透基点:中国国开行放贷逾13亿美元,支持印尼建设燃煤电站--TRLPC, Reuters, Jan. 11, 2017
  16. "Preview of Java-7 Coal-Fired Power Plant (2000MW) IPP | Transaction | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  17. Michael Agustinus, "PLTU 'Raksasa' 2.000 MW di Banten Mulai Dibangun," Detik Finance, 16 October 2016
  18. Warga Desa Terate Kramatwatu Keluhkan Polusi Udara dari PLTU Jawa 7, Agung Permana : Harus Diselesaikan..., Banten Raya, May 21, 2024

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