Ombilin power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ombilin power station is a 200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in Talawi, Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia.


The satellite photo below shows the plant in Talawi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Background on Plant

The plant is owned and operated by PT PLN Persero.[1]


In August 2018 it was determined that broken air filters at the plant were causing an increase in air pollution near the plant. A spokesman for the plant attributed the problem to the plant's age, 22 years, and the fact that much of its equipment was only designed to last for 25 years.[2] Pollution has been an ongoing problem for the area around the power station. Residents lodged a formal complaint about pollution in March of 2020.[3]

Dilema Abu Ombilin PLTU

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Talawi, Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -0.609017, 100.753697 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 2 x 100 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: Unit 1: 1996; Unit 2: 1997
  • Coal Type:
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