Tarahan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Tarahan power station is a 200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia.[1] A further 300 MW has been proposed.


The project is located in Katibung, Lampung Selatan, Sumatra, Indonesia.

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The power station is owned and operated by Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the national electricity utility owned by the Indonesian government.[1]

Proposed Expansion

In June 2019 it was announced that PT PLN Persero would build a 300-MW expansion at the Tarahan power station.[2] In November 2019 Lampung Governor Arinal Djunaidi stated that construction of the expansion was part of a plan to reach 100% electrification for Lampung.[3]

Corruption allegations

In February 2020 United States Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) announced that allegations of bribery in the awarding of the Rp 1.6 trillion construction contract for the Tarahan power station had been made by executives at French company Alstom and Japanese company Marubeni.[4] The U.S. DOJ said the allegations invovled a member of the Indonesian Parliament and a president director of the State Electricity Company.[4] The U.S. DOJ is investigating the contract under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act because Alstom has a subsidiary in Connecticut.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Katibung, Lampung Selatan, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -5.5212074,105.3534773 (exact)
  • Status: Units 3-4: Operating; Unit 5: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: Unit 3: 100 MW; Unit 4: 100 MW; Unit 5: 300 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: Unit 3: 2008; Unit 4: 2007; Unit 5: 2022
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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