Jambi power station

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Jambi power station is a proposed 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in Jambi Province, Indonesia.


The map below shows Pemusiran, Nipah Panjang, East Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi Province, where the project would be built.

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Background on Plant

In March 2014, a presentation by PLN showed an 800-MW coal-fired power plant in Jambi Province, projected coming online in 2019 and 2020.[1] According to the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, the project will be an IPP project that will utilize low-rank coal reserves available locally. It will be connected to the Sumatra Grid. The implementation schedule is as follows:[2]

  • Project Preparation : 2011 - 2012
  • Tender : 2013
  • Contract Signing : 2014
  • Financing/Land Acquisition : 2014 - 2015
  • Construction : 2015
  • Operation : 2018-2019

As of August 2015, it does not appear that there is an IPP sponsor for the project. In December 2015, the project was included on a list of IPP projects with tentative pre-qualification listed as Mid-Jan 2016 and scheduled completion in 2019.[3]

In the 2016-2025 Long Range Plan (page 140), the size of the project is changed to 2 x 600 MW.[4]

In the 2017-2026 Long Range Plan (page VI-9), the project is split into two projects known as PLTU MT Jambi-1 (2 x 300 MW) and PLTU MT Jambi-2 (2 x 300 MW), along with a note stating that unit size will be adapted to the potential of the mine. Completion is 2021 and 2022.[5]

In the 2018-2027 long-range plan the completion date for both Jambi-1 and Jambi-2 are given as 2022.[6] In July 2018 Indonesia Power stated that it hoped to begin construction in 2019 and commission the plant by 2024.[7] In the 2019-2028 long-range plan the completion date for Jambi-1 Unit 1 is changed to 2023, and Jambi-1 Unit 2 to 2024, while the completion date for Jambi-2 remains 2022.[8]

In April 2019 China Huadian signed a power purchase agreement for the plant.[9] In February 2020 the Head of the Sarolangun Regency's Environmental Office said that Jambi-1 had obtained its environmental permit.[10]

In August 2020, PLN announced that it had acquired a mine to supply coal to the Jambi-1 power station.[11]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Indonesia Power
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Pemusiran, Nipah Panjang, East Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi Province
  • Coordinates: -1.0645839, 104.0719729 (approximate)
  • Status: Jambi-1: Permitted; Jambi-2: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: 1,200 MW (4 units x 300 MW)
  • Type:
  • Start date: Jambi-1 Unit 1: 2023; Jambi-1 Unit 2: 2024; Jambi-2 Units 1 & 2: 2022
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