High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)

Investment Value : IDR 33.4 Trillion
Funding Scheme : State budget with foreign loan
Location : South Sumatera, Lampung, Banten, and Jawa Barat
Project Owner : PT PLN
Target Construction Date : Postponed
Commercial Operation Date :  

Project Description

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) is a construction project of transmission system that connects Sumatra and Java. The system will be utilized to transmit electricity from Mine-Mouth Coal-Fired Power Plant 8, 9, and 10 in South Sumatra to Java Island.


Project Significance

HVDC is a ~742 km transmission project and its implementation needs ~300 ha land. HVDC transmission has the capacity to transmit 3,000 MW power from Sumatra to Java and vice versa. It aims to improve the capacity of electricity supply on Sumatra and Java, and to reduce power generation costs by optimizing the abundant low grade coal on Sumatra Island.