Sumsel-7 power station

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Sumsel (SS-7) power station (short for Sumatera Selatan-7, or South Sumatra-7) is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal plant in South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.

In July 2016 it was reported Golden Energy Mines of Sinar Mas Group would expand its Sumsel-5 power station by 2 x 150 MW, and that the planned units were previously referred to as the Sumsel-7 power station.[1]


The map below shows the location of Keluang District, the approximate location of the plant, in Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province.

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The two-unit, 300-MW, $455 million coal-fired Sumsel-7 power station is the first independent power project (IPP) of India Madhucon Corporation (a subsidiary of the Madhucon Group) in Indonesia, and also the first overseas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project by Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute (a subsidiary of Chinese company State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation) in Indonesia.[2][3][4][5]

In May 2012, Madhucon signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the project with Indonesia's state-owned utility, PLN. The sale price agreed to in the PPA was 5.8099 cents/kWh. The project is the first IPP between PLN and an Indian company.[6] The plant is to be built near the Dawas Coal Mine owned by PT Madhucon Indonesia.[7]

In 2012, Madhucon awarded the EPC contract for the project to SDEPCI, a Chinese power plant builder.[8]

In March 2014, South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin urged Madhucon to proceed with the project, threatening to cancel the project's permits if progress was not made soon. The company was having difficulties securing financing at the time.[9] Once construction begins, the plant is expected to go online within 36 months.

In the 2016-2025 PLN long-range supply plan, Sumsel-7 power station is proposed for 2018.[10]

In the 2017-2026 long-range plan, there is no mention of Sumsel-7. The project appears to be shelved. As of November 2020 the project has not progressed in more than four years, and appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Madhucon Shiwajaya Power
  • Parent company: Madhucon Group
  • Location: Tanjung Dalam, Keluang District, Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -2.604, 103.914 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW (Units 1 & 2: 150 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: 2018
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Mine-mouth
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Jokowi on whirlwind trips to push power," IELECTRICITY News, Jul 25, 2016
  2. "SDEPCI Signed an EPC Contract for Indonesia South Sumatra 2x150MW Power Station Project," SDEPCI website, June 18, 2013
  3. “PLN Long Term Electricity Plan (2013-2023),” presentation by Moch. Sofyan, Head of New & Renewable Division of PT PLN (Persero), 06 March 2014
  4. PLTU Sumsel 7 Ditargetkan Beroperasi 2016, Republika, 21 Mar. 2014.
  5. "2x150MW Mine Mouth Coal Fired Thermal Power Plant," PT. Madhucon, Sriwijaya Power presentation, November 2012
  6. Rabu, "PLN is Purchasing Electricity of PLTU Mulut Karang Tambang Sumsel -7," Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Republic Indonesia, May 2, 2012
  7. "About Us" PT. Madhucon Sriwijaya Power company page, accessed March 21, 2014.
  8. "Sumsel-7 2x150MW Coal Power Plant," SDEPCI, accessed June 2017
  9. Tak ada dana, pembangunan PLTU Sumsel terancam batal, Merdeka, 22 Mar. 2014.
  10. “Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik, PT PLN (Persero), 2016-2025,” Kementerian Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, June 2016

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