Barru power station

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Barru power station is an operating power station of at least 100-megawatts (MW) in Lampoko, Balusu, Barru, South Sulawesi, Indonesia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as 巴鲁火电站.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Barru power station Lampoko, Balusu, Barru, South Sulawesi, Indonesia -4.29329, 119.63135 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase II Unit 1, Unit 1, Unit 2: -4.29329, 119.63135

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Phase II Unit 1 construction coal - unknown 100 subcritical 2022
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 50 subcritical 2013
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown 50 subcritical 2013

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Phase II Unit 1 PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]
Unit 1 PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]
Unit 2 PT PLN (Persero) [100.0%]

Background on Units 1 and 2

The two-unit, 100-MW Barru-1 coal-fired power plant was built by PLN and went online in 2013.[1]


In November 2015, it was reported that an additional 100 MW has been pre-qualified for tender.[2]

The units are listed in the Indonesia Electricity Supply Business Plan (RUPTL) 2017-2026, with a planned operation date of 2019.[3]

In November 2017 a joint venture of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk and Mitsubishi Corporation secured the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the project.[4] In July 2018 construction of Barru-2 began.[5] In March 2019 construction of Barru-2 was reported to be 20% complete.[6] In January 2020 construction of Barru-2 was reported to be 70% complete.[7] In March 2021 construction of Barru-2 was 78% complete, with a targeted commissioning date of 2022.[8] In September 2021 construction of Barru-2 was 90% complete.[9]

In April 2022, it was reported that the Sulsel Barru-2 power station was synchronized. The unit was targeted to operate commercially (COD) by October 2022.[10][11]

In early 2023, the expansion was listed as a 2022 achievement.[12] The unit was presumed to be fully built, but it was unclear that it had reached Commercial Operation (COD).

In June 2023, staff were pictured conducting a "Work Progress Check for Construction Supervision of PLTU Sulsel Barru Unit 3", suggesting that construction work was ongoing.[13]

Planet imagery showed minimal visible construction progress between January and November 2023.

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