Lampung Sebalang power station

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Lampung Sebalang power station is an operating power station of at least 200-megawatts (MW) in Sebalang, Katibung, South Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as 榜楠发电项目 (Unit 1, Unit 2).


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Lampung Sebalang power station Sebalang, Katibung, South Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia -5.58594, 105.38719 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3: -5.58594, 105.38719

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Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year
Unit 1 operating coal: bituminous, bioenergy: wood & other biomass (solids) 100 subcritical 2015
Unit 2 operating coal: bituminous, bioenergy: wood & other biomass (solids) 100 subcritical 2015
Unit 3 cancelled coal: unknown 300 unknown 2026

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%]
Unit 3 PT PLN (Persero) [100%] PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]


The 2 x 100 MW Lampung Sebalang power station was built by PLN in Lampung Province.[1][2] The plant was originally scheduled to go online in 2013, then in December 2014, but as of March 2015 the plant was still not fully online.[3]

President Joko Widodo visited the plant site in November 2014, and spoke of the need to end power shortages in Sumatra.[4]

In February 2015, Henry Angga Kusuma was convicted of bribery in the land acquisition process for the Sebalang plant.[5]

Unit 2 of the Lampung Sebalang power station came online in July 2015.[6]

As of December 2022, the operating units were co-firing with 5% wood chips. A trial operation with biomass co-firing had started in January 2021.[7]

In March 2023, Sumatera Terang untuk Energi Bersih (Sumatra Network for Clean Energy) called for the government to cancel all planned coal-fired capacity additions and immediately retire Lampung Sebalang power station and Tarahan power station.[8]

In October 2023, hundreds of Sebalang residents held a demonstration at the PLTU Sebalang office, highlighting air pollution concerns.[9]

Proposed Unit 3

In February 2019, the government's long-range plan called for the construction of an additional 300-MW unit by 2026.[10]

In October 2021, this proposed expansion was shelved under the government's long-range plan for 2021-2030.[11]

In October 2023, with no apparent updates since the expansion was shelved, Lampung Sebalang power station Unit 3 was presumed to be cancelled.


In August 2018, a major fire severely damaged both operating units at the Lampung Sebalang power station, forcing both units to go offline. As a result of the accident, PLN was forced to purchase power from other generating facilities to cover the electricity production gap.[12] Repairs at the power station were not completed until late September 2018.[13]

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