Palu power station
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Palu power station, also known as PLTU Mpanau, is a coal-fired power plant in Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Two phases have been built and a third phase of 100 MW is under construction.
The map below shows the approximate location of the project, as shown on the maps in the PT PLN 2015-2024 plan.
Background on Plant
Two 15 MW units at the Palu power station were built in 2006 by SEPCO3 and are located on the east side of the bay north of Palu. As shown in Google Earth archives, a second phase of unknown capacity entered construction in 2014 and was completed in 2016. In PT PLN's 2016-2025 long range supply plan, with a 100 MW unit in 2018, but further details are not available. The proposed expansion does not appar in the 2017-2026 or the 2018-2027 long-range plans and appears to have been shelved.
News coverage of the power station has been sparse sense the construction contract was signed. In May 2021, PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk was given a government award for Covid-19 prevention measures implemented in the workplace, which is described as "related to the construction of PLTU Palu 3", which suggests that as of May 2021 construction on the power station is underway.
Problems with the Plant
In April 2017, the chairman of the NGO Green Revolution, Arsyad, said that the governor of Central Sulawesi had formed an integrated team to decide whether the Mpanau plant should be closed or continue operating. Among the issues on the table were noise and management of fly ash and bottom ash. “Kami juga sudah pamit kepada pemerintah dan aparat. Untuk mengambil kembali hak asasi warga Mpanau yang sudah dirampas selam 10 tahun oleh PLTU PT. PJPP dan menggunakan hak konstitusionalnya untuk menutup dan menduduki PLTU Mpanau,” said Arsyad.
In January 2018 hundreds of residents protested the continuing pollution from the plant and shut down a waterway leading to the plant. Later that month unspecified sanctions were imposed on Albert Wu, President Director of PT PJPP and owner of the power plant, by the government of the Tawaeli Sub-districton for Wu's failure to comply with waste management permit requirements.
- Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
- Parent company: PT PLN Persero
- Location: Jeneponto regency, Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
- Coordinates: -0.7332027, 119.8559205 (exact)
- Status: Phase I (two units): Operating; Phase 2 (three units): Operating; Phase 3: Construction
- Gross Capacity: Phase I: 2 x 15 MW; Phase II: 2 x 18 MW; Phase III: 100 MW (2 x 50 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: Phase I (Units 1 and 2): 2006; Phase II: 2016; Phase III: 2022
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Articles and resources
- "Coal-fired power plants in Indonesia: Other Islands," Power Plants Around the World, accessed June 2016
- “Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik, PT PLN (Persero), 2016-2025,” Kementerian Energi Dan Sumber Daya Mineral, June 2016
- Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2017-2026, PT PLN Persero, D-12
- Rencana Usaha Penyediaan Tenaga Listrik (RUPTL) 2019-2028, PT PLN Persero, D-24
- PLN Teken Kontrak Pembangunan Tiga PLTU, Ekonomi, Sep. 9, 2019
- Moh Salam, May Day, 6 Perusahaan di Sulteng Dapat Penghargaan dari Disnaker, Tribun Palu, May 1, 2021
- "PLTU Mpanau Lanjut Atau Tutup," Sulteng Raya, 12 June 2017
- Wali Kota Duga Ada Dalang Dibalik Aksi di PLTU Mpanau, Media Alkhairaat, Jan. 23, 2018
- Pemilik PLTU Mpanau Akan Disanksi Adat, Jan. 29, 2018