Kalbar-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kalbar-2 power station is a 200-megawatt (MW) plant proposed in Bintang Mas, Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. It was originally proposed as a coal-fired power station, but is now planned to be gas-fired.


The map below shows the approximate location of the project, in Bintang Mas, Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Background on Plant

This project is mentioned on Table 13 of the 2015-2024 PT PLN long range supply plan, scheduled for 2020 and 2021. It originally comprised two units of 200 MW.[1]

A PT PLN September 2015 list of companies interested in mine-mouth IPP plants did not show any companies interested in the project.[2]

In the 2016-2025 long range plan, the project is reduced in size to 200 MW, with the second unit relocated to the Kalbar-3 power station. Completion is moved to 2022.[3]

In August 2016 PT PLN said it would put the Kalbar-2 plant out for tender, with the selected Project Sponsor intended to develop, finance, construct and operate the Project on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis.[4] In August 2017 PT PLN put out another EOI for a 2 x 100 MW plant, saying the successful bidder was expected to hold majority portion for the project of fifty one percent (51%) share ownership.[5]

In the 2017-2026 plan, the project is scheduled for 2021.[6] In the 2019-2028 plan the project the two units are scheduled for 2022 and 2023.[7]

In April 2019 PT PLN Persero announced that it intended to build the plant in Bintang Mas village, Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan.[8]

In March 2020 the project's sponsor announced that it might be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[9]

In June 2021, the Indonesian government announced that it would no longer allow construction of coal-fired power stations after 2025 and updated its plans for many coal-fired projects under development. The Kalbar-2 power station is now planned to be powered by gas, with a target operation date of 2024/2025.[10]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: IPP project with PT PLN
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Bintang Mas, Kubu Raya regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -0.276265,109.2795913 (approximate)
  • Status: Phase I: Cancelled (converted to gas); Phase II: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: Phase I: 200 MW (Units 1-2: 100 MW); Phase II (cancelled): 200 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: Unit 1: 2024; Unit 2: 2025
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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