Tanjung Kasam power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tanjung Kasam power station is a 130-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in Riau Province, Sumatra Island, Indonesia.


The photo below shows the location of the plant on Pulau Batam (Batam Island).

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Background on Plant

The Tanjung Kasam power station went into operation in 2012.[1]


It was reported by the Jakarta Post in February 2013 that, "Around 300 residents of Batam, Riau Islands, have rallied to shut down the Tanjung Kasam steam-powered electricity plant (PLTU) until state-owned electricity company PT PLN stops it from pouring ash onto their homes. The residents of Telaga Punggur subdistrict in Nongsa have complained of respiratory and skin ailments due to ash from the plant since the Tanjung Kasam PLTU started operations at the end of 2012." The residents were halted by local police as they approached plant managers on January 2, 2013 to demand the plant be shut down.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tanjung Kasam Power
  • Parent company: PT Petra Unggul Sejahtera 70%; INTRA 30%[2]
  • Location: Telaga Punggur, Pulau Batam, Riau Province
  • Coordinates: 1.0441369, 104.1357136 (exact) 
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 130 MW (2 x 65 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2012
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: China Ex-Im Bank (US$150 million)[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Residents protest ash from Batam power plant" The Jakarta Post, February 6, 2014.
  2. Economy in brief: INTA buys part of Tanjung Kasam PLTU, Jakarta Post, Apr. 25, 2017
  3. "China's Global Energy Finance," BU, accessed October 2018

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