Tarakan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tarakan power station is a proposed 150- to 200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in North Kalimantan, Indonesia.


The map below shows the location of Tarakan, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Tarakan power station is a proposed coal plant in Tarakan, North Kalimantan. The plant is expected to feed power to Tawau district in Malaysia if a proposed grid materializes between Malaysia and Indonesia, the Asean energy grid. The proposal was reported in January 2016, and both governments had yet to sit down and discuss the proposal in detail, but the suggested capacity of the plant would be between 150 to 200 MW.[1] There is no mention of this plant in the 2017-2026 long-range plan.[2] In December 2017, general manager of PT PLN Kaltim-Kaltara Region, Riza Novianto Gustam, said that construction had been delayed because peak load in Tarakan is only 39.3 MW, an amount he claimed can be supplied by diesel engines.[3]

As of June 2020 there had been no further news about the project in more than four years and it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: 3.3, 117.633333 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 150 - 200 MW
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