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Groundbreaking of PLTU Jawa 4 in Jepara, Central Java (Image credit : ESDM)

Construction of mega power plant PLTU Jawa 4 in Jepara kicks off

JAKARTA ( – The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (EDM) Ignasius Jonan  has officiated the groundbreaking of the construction of mega coal fired power plant PLTU Jawa 4 with capacity of 2×1000 MW (2000 MW), located in Tubanan village, Kemban sub-district, Jepara , Central Java.

The power plant is located near the existing PLTU Tanjung Jati B, unit 1 to 4.

Minister Jonan said the power plant will apply Ultra Super Critical (USC) with efficiency of up to 10%, therefore he claimed that the power plant would be relatively environmentally friendly.

“The gas emission is well guarded as we are committed to adhere to the Paris Agreement in order to reduce emissions,” he said.

He said as part of the Paris Agreement, Indonesia is now embarking on the development of electric cars.

The power purchase agreement (PPA) of PLTU Jawa4 has been signed in 2015.

Under the deal, the independent power producers (IPP) can be penalized if they fail to meet their commitment in supplying electricity.

Undder the deal, PLN, the state electricity company will purchase electricity at the cost of US$5.3 cent per kWh.

The minister expects the power plant will be in operational in 2021.

Key highlights of the Project:

  • Name : PLTU Jawa-4
  • Capacity : 2×1000 MW
  • Estimated investment : US$4.2 billion
  • Development system : Build operate and Transfer (BOT)
  • Period : 25 years
  • Developer : Bhumi Jati Power (BJP), a consortium of Sumitomo Corporation, The The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. and PT United Tractors Tbk.
  • Estimated Maiden Commercial Operation: 2021
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Reported by Roffie Kurniawan (

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