Bau-Bau Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bau-Bau Power Station was a proposed 60-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant on Buton Island, Indonesia.


The map below shows Bau-Bau, Buton sland, where the plant would be built.

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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]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
  • Parent company: Unit 1: IPP; Unit 2: Unallocated
  • Location: Bau-Bau, Buton Island, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -5.4594235,122.6059492
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 2 x 30 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: Unit 1: 2023/2024; Unit 2: 2027/2028
  • Coal Type:
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  • Source of financing:

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