Pacitan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Pacitan power station is a 630-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in East Java Province, Indonesia.


The image below shows the location of the Pacitan power station in Sudimoro District, Pacitan Regency, East Java Province.

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Background on Plant

The two 315 MW units went into commercial operation in 2011.[1][2]


PLN received a US$293 million loan from the Export-Import Bank of China to finance the Pacitan plant.[3]

Environmental Impact

Since the plan began operations in 2013, local residents have complained about coal dust and air contamination, a falling catch of fish for fishermen, coal dust killing turtles, and insufficient compensation from the plant's owners for their loss of livelihood.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN
  • Location: Sudimoro District, Pacitan Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -8.2578176, 111.373558 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 630 MW (2 units x 315 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical[1]
  • Start date: 2011[1]
  • Coal Type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Export-Import Bank of China

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Pacitan Coal Power Plant Indonesia," Global Energy Observatory, accessed April 2014
  2. "Thermal Power Projects" GEO, accessed March 28, 2014
  3. "PLN to secure $761m in loans from Chinese banks in June," The Jakarta Post, May 26, 2009
  4. Coal fired power plant near conservation areas in Pacitan, East Java, Indonesia, EJ Atlas, Feb. 1, 2017

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