Bali–Java Powerline

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Bali–Java Powerline
East Java
Coordinates8°5′58.55″S 114°26′12.52″E / 8.0995972°S 114.4368111°E / -8.0995972; 114.4368111Coordinates: 8°5′58.55″S 114°26′12.52″E / 8.0995972°S 114.4368111°E / -8.0995972; 114.4368111 (Bali tower)
Ownership information
Technical information
TypeOverhead line
Total length219.16 km (136.18 mi)
No. of transmission towers512
Power rating1,600 MW
AC voltage500 kV

The Bali–Java Powerline is a planned electric power transmission line in Indonesia. It will be used for the crossing of the Bali Strait between Java and Bali. If built, the towers will be the world's tallest electricity pylons with a height of 376 metres (1,234 ft).[1] As of January 2018, the project is underway with planning for land acquisition.[2] However, as of April 2018, there are also indications that the project may never come to fruition as there is substantial resistance to the project for religious and cultural reasons.[3]

The line on the Java side will begin in at the Paiton power plant, then through Watu Dodol in Banyuwangi Regency, and on to Bali.[4] On the Bali side, it would be in parts of western Buleleng, Jembrana, Tabanan and Badung regencies.[5]

The two towers that will carry the line over the Bali Strait (Selatbali) have planned positions as follows: 8°5′21.73″S 114°24′53.12″E / 8.0893694°S 114.4147556°E / -8.0893694; 114.4147556 for the 363-metre tower (1,191 ft) on Java and 8°5′58.55″S 114°26′12.52″E / 8.0995972°S 114.4368111°E / -8.0995972; 114.4368111 for the 376-metre tower (1,234 ft) on the Bali side.[6]


  1. ^ "PLN to build world's tallest power pylons Java to Bali". The Jakarta Post. 21 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Updated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP)" (PDF). Asian Development Bank. January 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ McBeth, John (26 April 2018). "Bali struggles to keep the lights lit". Asia Times. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. ^ "PLN To Build Java-Bali Transmission Towers". The Beat Magazine. March 30, 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Residents Raise a Racket Over PLN'S 'Save Bali' Plan". The Bali Times. April 26, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  6. ^ For reports about the project, see Asian Development Bank (July 2018). "documents relating to the Java–Bali 500 kV Power Transmission Crossing Project". Asian Development Bank. Retrieved 23 July 2018. The portion of the powerline crossing the Bali Strait is "Component 3".