Sumsel-6 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sumsel-6 power station is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.

The project may be a revived version of the Muara Enim power station.


The image below shows the approximate location of the project, in Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province, as shown in the PLN long-range plan for 2019-2028.[1]

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Background on Plant

In the 2015-2024 PLN long-range supply plan, Sumsel-6 power station in proposed for 2020/2021.[2][3] In the 2017-2026 long-range plan the project is proposed for 2021.[4] In the 2018-2027 long-range plan a 300 MW unit is proposed for 2024, and a second unit referred to as "Sumsel-6B" is proposed for 2026.[5] According to PT Bukit Asam Sumsel-6 will be a mine-mouth power plant.[6] The long-range plan for 2019-2028 lists a single 300-MW unit scheduled for completion in 2027,[7] while Unit 2 is switched to gas.

In May 2019 it was reported that a tender for Sumsel-6 had been cancelled.[8] PLN has assigned responsibility for developing the plant to its subsidiary Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi (PJBI).[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT Bukit Asam
  • Parent Company: PT Bukit Asam
  • Location: Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -2.355761, 103.44339 (approximate)
  • Status: Unit 1: Announced; Unit 2: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2027
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