Kalbar-3 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kalbar-3 power station is a 200-megawatt (MW) power plant proposed in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The power station was originally planned to be coal-fired, but is now planned to operate on a variety of fuel sources. The Kalbar-3 project should not be confused with the Parit Baru power station, which is sometimes also referred to as Kalbar-3 as well.


The map below shows the approximate location of the project, in East Kalimantan Province, as shown in the RUPTL for 2019-2028.[1]

Loading map...

Background on Plant

This project is mentioned on Table 13 of the 2015-2024 PT PLN long range supply plan, scheduled for 2023 and 2024. It comprises two units of 200 MW.[2]

A PT PLN September 2015 list of companies interested in mine-mouth IPP plants did not show any companies interested in the project.[3]

In the 2016-2025 long range plan, the project is shown at 200 MW. According to the plan, this is a new project created to receive 200 MW relocated from the Kalbar-2 project. Completion is 2022.[4] In the 2017-2026 plan, the project is again scheduled for 2022.[5] The project does not appear in the 2018-2027 plan. In the 2019-2028 plan the project appears as a 2 x 100 MW plant with a completion date of 2025 for Unit 1 and 2026 for Unit 2.[1]

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-3 power station is now planned to be powered by a mixture of energy sources, including gas and renewable energy, and excluding coal, with a target commercial operation date of 2027.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: West Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: 0.3419891,108.9403069 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled (converted to other fuel sources)
  • Gross Capacity: 2 x 100 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2027
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


Related GEM.wiki articles

External resources

External articles