Last update:
2022-08-10

Tanjung Jati A coal-fired power plant, Indonesia

WALHI West Java filed a lawsuit against the issuing of the environmental permit of the Tanjung Jati A coal-fired power plant on grounds of climate change and public finance burdens. The plant was canceled by PLN due to financial reasons in July 2022.



Description:

PLTU Tanjung Jati A, also known as Jawa-3, is a proposed 1,320MW coal-fired power plant (CFPP) with two units (each 660MW) in Pengarengan Village, Cirebon Regency, West Java Indonesia [1][3]. A lawsuit was filed by WALHI against the project at the Bandung State Administrative Court in June 2022 [4]. The defendant of the lawsuit is the head of the West Java Province Regional Investment Agency - Dinas Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu (DPMPTSP) [4].

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Tanjung Jati A coal-fired power plant, Indonesia
Country:Indonesia
State or province:West Java
Location of conflict:Pengarengan, Pangenan, Cirebon
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Thermal power plants
Specific commodities:Coal
Electricity
Land
Project Details and Actors
Project details

The 1,320MW Tanjung Jati A coal-fired power plant project was originally proposed in the 1990s. In its first configuration, the project was owned by Bakrie Power (20%) and Maharani Paramitra (20%), Britain's National Power (30%) and Japan's Tomen Power (30%) [1]. In April 2011, after put on hold for years, it was reported that the project was being revived by Bakrie through working with Samsung Construction & Trading, with a memorandum of agreement signed in February 2011 [1]. In August 2015, YTL Power acquired 80% share of PT Tanjung Jati Power Company (TJPC), followed by the signing of an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) with PT PLN in December 2015, while the initial PPA was signed in April 1997 [6]. The project forms part of the 35,000MW power plant construction programme launched by President Jokowi in May 2015 [3]. The electricity generated from Tanjung Jati A CFPP upon completion will be sold to PLN at a price of 5.5 cents per kWh [8].

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Project area:230
Level of Investment for the conflictive project2,800,000,000
Type of populationRural
Start of the conflict:01/06/2022
End of the conflict:22/07/2022
Company names or state enterprises:PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) from Indonesia
PT Tanjung Jati Power Company (TJPC) from Indonesia - Responsible for the development of Tanjung Jati A power plant.
YTL Jawa Energy BV from Netherlands - 80% owner of the Tanjung Jati A CFPP
PT Bakrie Power Corporation from Indonesia - Shareholder (20%) of the Tanjung Jati A power plant
Harbin Electric Corporation from China - Contractor of the Tanjung Jati A power plant
China Construction Third Engineering Bureau from China - Contractor of Tanjjung Jati A power plant
China State Construction Engineering (CSCEC) from China - Parent company of one of the contractors
Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd from China - One of the contractors of the Tanjung Jati A project
China Energy Engineering Corp Ltd (Energy China, CEEC) from China - Parent company of one of the contractors
YTL Power International from Malaysia - Parent company of YTL Jawa Energy BV, 80% owner of Tanjung Jati A
Relevant government actors:- West Java Province Regional Investment Agency - Dinas Penanaman Modal dan Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu (DPMPTSP)
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:- WALHI West Java, https://www.walhi.or.id/
- LBH Bandung (Bandung Legal Aid), http://www.lbhbandung.or.id/
- Indonesia Corruption Watch, https://antikorupsi.org/en
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityLOW (some local organising)
Reaction stagePREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups mobilizing:Local ejos
Forms of mobilization:Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Global warming, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Noise pollution, Waste overflow, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality
Health ImpactsPotential: Other environmental related diseases
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: Displacement, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Conflict outcome / response:Court decision (undecided)
Project cancelled
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:While the project was cancelled, it was not mainly based on environmental reasons or in response to the lawsuit, but mainly due to financial reasons.
Sources & Materials

[1] GEM, “Tanjung Jati A power station,” Global Energy Monitor, Nov. 2021. https://www.gem.wiki/Tanjung_Jati_A_power_station (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[2] “Tanjung Jati A Power Plant, Indonesia,” YTL Construction. https://ytlconstruction.com/activities/infrastructure/#tanjung-jati-a-power-plant (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[3] “YTL Power signs USD2.7 Billion Power Deal in Indonesia,” YTL Community, Dec. 22, 2015. https://www.ytlcommunity.com/shownews.asp?newsID=997 (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[4] “Stop Kontribusi Emisi, Hentikan Proyek PLTU Tanjung Jati A Cirebon,” Urbannews.id, Jul. 05, 2022. https://www.urbannews.id/2022/07/05/stop-kontribusi-emisi-hentikan-proyek-pltu-tanjung-jati-a-cirebon/ (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[5] “TJPC/BP – Tanjung Jati A Power Plant 1320 MW – West Java,” Global Data, Jul. 19, 2017. https://www.globaldata.com/store/report/tjpc-bp-tanjung-jati-a-power-plant-1320-mw-west-java/ (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[6] “YTL Power to build $2.7bn coal-fired power plant in Indonesia,” NS Energy, Dec. 22, 2015. https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/news/newsytl-power-to-build-27bn-coal-fired-power-plant-in-indonesia-231215-4761283/ (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[7] M. Wareza, “Bangun PLTU Tanjung Jati A, BNBR Ngutang Hingga Rp 30 T,” CNBC Indonesia, Dec. 18, 2020. https://www.cnbcindonesia.com/market/20201218135613-17-210067/bangun-pltu-tanjung-jati-a-bnbr-ngutang-hingga-rp-30-t (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[8] I. U. Aldin, “Bakrie & Brothers Bangun PLTU Tanjung Jati A Tahun Depan,” Katadata.co.id, Dec. 05, 2018. https://katadata.co.id/happyfajrian/berita/5e9a558d9122c/bakrie-brothers-bangun-pltu-tanjung-jati-a-tahun-depan (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[9] E. Primayogha, F. Ilyas, M. Wasef, and M. I. Taher, “Who is Behind the Power Plant Project?,” 2020. https://www.antikorupsi.org/sites/default/files/dokumen/Who is Behind the Power Plant Project.pdf (accessed Jan. 29, 2021).
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[10] “HEI Signs Another Contract Valued Over RMB 100 Million at End of 2016,” HEI, Dec. 2016. http://www.china-hei.com/en.php/News/news_1_view/id/2107 (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[11] “中建三局签署印尼2x660MW燃煤电站土建合同,” Seetao, Aug. 21, 2020. https://www.seetao.com/details/35963.html (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[12] “天津电建签约印尼坦竣A燃煤电站工程,” Seetao, Jul. 18, 2020. https://www.seetao.com/details/31995.html (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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[13] PT PLN, “RUPTL 2021-2030,” 2021. https://web.pln.co.id/statics/uploads/2021/10/materi-diseminasi-2021-2030-publik.pdf
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[14] K. Anam, “Mau Transisi Ogah Rugi,” Tempo, Jul. 23, 2022. https://majalah.tempo.co/read/ekonomi-dan-bisnis/166474/apa-strategi-pln-dalam-transisi-energi (accessed Aug. 09, 2022).
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[15] “Bakrie & Brothers & YTL Corporation will issue sukuk with a total value of US$ 2.2 billion,” IDN Financials, Apr. 01, 2020. https://www.idnfinancials.com/news/33107/bakrie-brothers-ytl-corporation-issue-sukuk-total (accessed Aug. 05, 2022).
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Contributor:EnvJustice team and WALHI West Java
Last update10/08/2022
Conflict ID:6111
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