State coal producer Bukit Asam (PTBA) plans to build two coal power plants (PLTU) joined with China Huadian Hongkong Co. Ltd. The first project is the South Sumatra Mine Mouth 8 Steam Power Plant located in Muara Enim. The construction has started since 2018 and is expected to operate commercially in 2021. This project requires an investment of around US$1.68 billion and will be funded by Exim Bank of China.

PTBA also synergize with state miner Aneka Tambang (ANTM) to build the Feni Steam Power Plant, East Halmahera. This project has a capacity of 3×60 megawats (MW) for steam power plants and 3×17 MW for diesel power plants. The project is expected to provide electricity supply for Antam’ ferronickel plant in East Halmahera, North Maluku.