Timor-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Timor-1 power station is a 2 x 50 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant proposed in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Location

The satellite photo below shows where the plant will be built in Lifuleo, West Kupang, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Satellite photography from Planet shows construction occurring between January 2020 and June 2020.[1]

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Background on Plant

In the 2016-2025 long range plan, the project is shown at 2 x 50 MW. According to the plan, the project was previously 2 x 25 MW. It was delayed from 2018 to 2019.[2] In the 2018-2027 long-range plan Unit 1 is delayed to 2022 and Unit 2 is delayed to 2023.[3] In the 2019-2028 long-range plan Unit 1 is scheduled for 2022 and Unit 2 is scheduled for 2024.[4]

The final Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project was submitted in March 2018.[1] The plant is located by a Marine National Reserve in which rare and endangered species may be present.[1] In September 2019 Persero signed contracts for construction of the plants, with estimated construction times of 36 months for Unit 1 and 39 months for Unit 2.[5]

Environmental impact

In June 2020 residents and seaweed farmers in the vicinity of the plant complained that construction dust was causing lower seaweed yields and explosions at the construction site had cracked the walls of nearby houses.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: PT PLN Persero
  • Parent company: PT PLN Persero
  • Location: Lifuleo, West Kupang, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -10.3519637, 123.4598816 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross Capacity: 2 x 50 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: Unit 1: 2022; Unit 2: 2022[7]
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