Five high-profile consortia have expressed their interest to develop the USD $2 billion Java I steam & gas power plant in Muara Tawar, Bekasi (West Java). State-owned utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), owner of this project and the company that is responsible for distributing electricity to the nation's 255 million people, said it is scheduled to tender this mega-project in June 2016. Indonesia's electrification ratio (the percentage of Indonesian households that are connected to the nation's electricity grid) is low at around 82 percent, implying there are still dozens of millions of Indonesians who lack access to electricity.
The consortia that are interested to execute the Java I project (which is projected to have a 2 x 800 MW power capacity) are:
(1) Medco Power Indonesia-Mitsui & Co Ltd
(2) Pertamina-Marubeni Corporation-General Electric-Total Gas & Power
(3) Adaro Energy-Sembcorp
(4) Pembangkitan Jawa Bali-Rukun Raharja-Mitsubishi
(5) Toba Bara Sejahtra
The Java I power plant is part of the Indonesian government's program to add 35,000 MW to the nation's power capacity within the next four years (an ambitious plan that will need a total of about USD $87 billion in investment). Construction of the Java I plant is expected to require three of four years, implying that it should come online in 2019 or 2020.