Teluk Sirih power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Teluk Sirih power station is a 224-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in West Sumatra Province, Indonesia.


The map below shows the plant, in Bungus Teluk Kabung District, Padang City, West Sumatra Province.

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Background on Plant

The Teluk Sirih power station is a two-unit, 224-MW, coal-fired power station that became operational in 2013. The plant is owned by PLN.[1][2] In January 2022 there was a report of a fire at the station that burned for four hours.[3]

Environmental impact

Sea turtles have become trapped in the plant's water intake valves due to the plant's failure to install a buffer zone between the valve and the ocean.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Bungus Teluk Kabung District, Padang City, West Sumatra Province, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -1.07655, 100.3724 (approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 224 MW (Units 1 & 2: 112 MW)
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed
  • Start date: 2013
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: US$138 million in debt from China Development Bank (CDB); US$36,767,696 in debt from Association of Regional Banks (Asbanda)[5][6]

Articles and resources


  1. "PLN: More Coal Please", February 5, 2014.
  2. "West Sumatra’s Teluk Sirih 2×112 MW coal-fired power plant is expected to be operational by July 2013" Salva Report, March 8, 2013.
  3. PLTU Teluk Sirih Terbakar, Listrik di Sumbar Dipastikan Aman, CNBC Indonesia, Jan. 9, 2022
  4. Dozens of turtles are trapped in the reservoir of Teluk Sirih PLTU, there are videos, Mongabay, Mar. 31, 2018
  5. Tahukah Anda Bagaimana Sistem Kerja PLTU Teluk Sirih?, Klikpositif, Apr. 28, 2017
  6. VIVA, PT VIVA MEDIA BARU- (2009-06-24). "China to Grant US$138 Mln Loans for PLN". (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2020-11-23.

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