PLN Paiton Baru power station

From Global Energy Monitor

PLN Paiton Baru power station is a 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in East Java Province, Indonesia. It is part of the 4,945-MW Paiton power complex.


The satellite photo below shows the plant, located in Bhinor Village, Paiton District, Probolinggo Regency, East Java Province.

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PLN Paiton Baru power station is a single-unit 660-MW coal-fired power plant in East Java Province, Indonesia.[1] Paiton Baru Unit 9 (also known as New Paiton Baru) was built by Harbin, Truba, Central Southern China Electric Power Design Inst, and PT Mitra Selaras Hutama Energi. The project was originally scheduled for commissioning in 2009 but was actually commissioned in 2012.[2]

PLN Paiton Baru is part of the 4,945-MW Paiton coal-fired power complex, including the two-unit, 800-MW PLN Paiton Plant, owned by PLN; the two-unit, 1,340-MW Paiton-1 plant, operated by PT Paiton Energy; the two-unit, 1,320-MW Paiton-2 plant, owned by Siemens AG and YTL Corporation; and the single-unit, 825-MW Paiton-3 plant, operated by PT Paiton Energy.

Unit 10

According to Platts, an additional 660 MW unit is being planned;[3] however, such a project is not discussed in PLN's long-range plan, or on PLN's website, and the project appears to be abandoned.[4][5]

Environmental Impact

In May 2017 it was reported that the Paiton power complex produces the largest amount of Hazardous and Toxic B3 waste of any facility in East Java, 153 million tonnes a year, a figure that represents 80% of the annual total of 170 million tonnes for East Java.[6] B3 waste is defined by Government Regulation 19 of 1994 as "any waste containing dangerous and/or toxic material, which due to its characteristics and/or concentration and/or amount, either directly or indirectly, may damage and/or pollute the living environment and/or endanger human health."[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (Power of Java-Bali) - PJB
  • Parent company: PT PLN (Persero)
  • Location: Bhinor Village, Paiton District, Probolinggo Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -7.7110289, 113.5706815 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 9); Cancelled (Unit 10)
  • Gross Capacity: 660 MW (Unit 9); 660 MW (Unit 10)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: Unit 9: 2012; Unit 10: unknown
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous[2]
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. PAITON GBU (PT. PJB – Generation Business Unit), PJB, accessed April 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Coal-Fired Power Plants in Indonesia," Power Plants Around the World, accessed December 2013
  3. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.
  4. “PLN Long Term Electricity Plan (2013-2023),” presentation by Moch. Sofyan, Head of New & Renewable Division of PT PLN (Persero), 06 March 2014
  5. Proyek PLTU 2 Jatim, Paiton Baru, PLN website, accessed Mar. 2015.
  6. Komplek PLTU Paiton Sumbang Limbah Beracun Terbesar di Jatim, Kompas, May 18, 2017
  7. Government Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia regarding hazardous and toxic waste management (No. 19 of 1994) Ecolex, accessed December 2017

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