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Bengkulu power station
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Bengkulu power station is a proposed 200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in South Sumatra Province, Indonesia.
The image below shows the location of the plant in Bengkulu City, South Sumatra Province.
Background on Plant
In the 2015-2024 PLN long-range supply plan, Bengkulu power station is proposed for 2019.
In the second quarter of 2015 China's state-owned Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) won the project in an international competitive bidding and secured the power purchase agreement (PPA) with PLN in November 2015. The US$360 million plant is under a contract of 25-year Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model. It is owned by PowerTenaga Listrik Bengkulu (TLB), a joint venture between PowerChina (70%) and PT Intraco Penta (30%). In October 2016, the project began construction.
Financial close was reached in June 2017, with the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and the Export-Import Bank of China providing financial services for the project. Construction of the plant is reportedly in "full swing", and it is planned for commissioning in 2020. The 2018-2027 long-range plan gives a completion date of 2019 for Unit 1 and 2020 for Unit 2.
In May 2018 a number of farmers in Bengkulu city expressed opposition to the plant because its construction was damming a stream and causing their land to flood. In August 2018 dozens of residents of Bengkulu City held a demonstration in opposition to the plant.
- Sponsor: Tenaga Listrik Bengkulu
- Parent company: PT. Intraco Penta (30%), PowerChina (70%)
- Location: Port of Baai Island, Bengkulu City, Regency, South Sumatra
- Coordinates: -3.9123478, 102.270375 (exact)
- Status: Construction
- Gross Capacity: 200 MW (Units 1-2: 100 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: Unit 1: 2019; Unit 2: 2020
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- Source of financing: ICBC and the Export-Import Bank of China (US270 million)
Articles and resources
- "Executive Summary: Electricity Supply Business Plan PT PLN (Persero) 2015-2024"
- "China-invested power plant starts construction in Indonesia to resolve electricity shortage," Xinhua News, Asia and Pacific Edition, 25 October 2016
- China Power realizes financial close for Bengkulu project China Daily, July 10, 2017
- Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2018-2027, PT PLN Persero, V-39
- Petani Teluk Sepang persoalkan proyek PLTU batu bara, Antara Bengkulu, May 30, 2018
- Warga Demo Tuntut Proyek PLTU Batubara Ditutup, Pedoman Bengkulu, Aug. 16, 2018
- "China's Global Energy Finance," BU, accessed October 2018