Bau-Bau Power Station

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Bau-Bau Power Station is a cancelled power station in Bau-Bau, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bau-Bau Power Station Bau-Bau, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia -5.459424, 122.605949 (approximate)

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - unknown 30 unknown 2024
Unit 2 cancelled coal - unknown 30 unknown 2028

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 to be determined [100.0%]
Unit 2 to be determined [100.0%]


The project was proposed in the 2017-2026 long-range plan as a 2 x 50 MW plant. Unit 1 was scheduled for completion in 2019/2020 and Unit 2 for completion in 2025/2026.[1] In the 2018-2027 long-range plan, both Units are listed as 30 MW, and the completion date for Unit 1 is changed to 2021/2022.[1] In the 2019-2028 long-range plan the completion date for Unit 1 is changed to 2023/2024 and the completion date for Unit 2 is changed to 2027/2028.[2]

In June 2021, the Indonesian government announced that it would stop building coal-fired power plants starting in 2025, and that 12 planned coal-fired power stations would be converted to other electricity sources. Unit 1 of the Bau-Bau power station was listed as one of the coal-fired power stations that would be closed under the new government plans.[3]. Unit 2 will be converted to an alternative energy source, with a target commercial operation date of 2027 or 2028.[4] In October 2021, the RUPTL for 2021-2030 stated that Unit 1 will be a gas plant and Unit 2 will be powered by renewable energy.[5]

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