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 . A lawsuit was filed by WALHI against the project at the Bandung State Administrative Court in June 2022 . 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) .
The Tanjung Jati A CFPP project is owned by YTL International through its subsidiary YTL Jawa Energy BV (80% ownership) and PT Bakrie & Brothers (20% ownership). The project is expected to be built on more than 230ha of land  and cost around USD 2.7 billion , , the estimate of which increased to USD 2.8 billion as of 2020 .
The 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%) . 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 . 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 . The project forms part of the 35,000MW power plant construction programme launched by President Jokowi in May 2015 . The electricity generated from Tanjung Jati A CFPP upon completion will be sold to PLN at a price of 5.5 cents per kWh , . The Tanjung Jati A project was also included in the report “Who is Behind the Power Plant Projet?”  published by Indonesia Corruption Watch, which unravelled the business-politician ties behind the CFPP projects in Indonesia.
In December 2016, China's Harbin Electric was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the Tanjung Jati A power station, with the EPC contract worth over RMB100 million (approx USD14 million) . In August 2020 China Construction Third Engineering Bureau signed an additional EPC contract for the power station, joining Harbin Electric . There was also news that Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Group Co. Ltd (CEEC), signed a contract for the installation and related projects of the Tanjung Jati A CFPP . According to the RUPTL 2021-2030, Tanjung Jati A’s two units’ commercial operation dates (COD) are expected to be 2025 and 2026 . However, the project has not yet reached financial closure as of 2022.
As a strategy to halt Tanjung Jati A CFPP, WALHI is suing its environment permit in West Jawa Administrative Court. WALHI filed the lawsuit on ground of the following reasons: (1) Tanjung Jati A CFPP will contribute to climate change. Based on WALHI’s claim, PLTU Tanjung Jati A will emit 16 million tons of CO2 in a year, which leads to 490 million tons of CO2 throughout its 30-year lifetime (based on its Business License). Because of this, WALHI and its attorneys are of the opinion that the issuance of the Environmental Permits is contrary to the principles in the Law on Environmental Management and Protection and the Law on Government Administration. (2) The construction and operation of the Tanjung Jati A coal-fired power plant has the potential to become a burden to state finances. There is already an oversupply in Java's electricity grid, and the additional electricity production from the Tanjung Jati A CFPP will further increase the excess electricity supply in Java. Therefore, the potential for electricity from the Tanjung Jati A coal-fired power plant to be unabsorbed by consumers is very high. However, PLN is burdened with paying for the electricity produced in accordance with the PPA. On this basis, WALHI and its attorneys view that the issuance of Environmental Permits is contrary to the principles in the Law on Environmental Management and Protection. Before filing this lawsuit, WALHI raised their demands to the head of DPMTPSP West Java, but it was rejected. As a result, WALHI worked with a team of attorneys from LBH Bandung to file the lawsuit .
In an interview, the plaintiff's representative, Meiki Paendong, Regional Executive Director of WALHI West Java said “As an environmental organization, we have a mandate to save the people and preserve the environment from projects that threaten the environment and life. Apart from coal-fired power plant, Tanjung Jati A is one of the carbon emission-producing projects that will contribute to the rate of climate change." 
The first court trial took place on 30 June 2022, followed by a court procedure for the plaintiff to present the evidence. It is uncertain yet whether the environmental permit would be revoked, which is the objective of WALHI in this lawsuit.
Shortly after the first court trial, PT PLN announced in July 2022 that the Tanjung Jati A (Jawa 3) power plant is officially cancelled . According to PLN, the cancellation could be done because PLTU Jawa 3 (Tanjung Jati A) has never received a clear funding . PLN President Director Darmawan Prasodjo initially revealed the cancellation while attending the “Sustainable Finance for Climate Transition Roundtable” discussion in Bali on 14 July 2022 . PLTU Tanjung Jati A is part of the 1.4GW PPA that PLN recently canceled . This is considered part of PLN’s move to cancel CFPP projects, especially in view of Indonesia’s commitment towards emission reduction and net zero.