Boryeong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Boryeong (Poryong) power station (신보령화력) is a 4,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.

Location of Current Plant

The undated satellite photo below shows the Boryeong power station in South Korea

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Background on Plant

The Boryeong power station consists of 8 coal-fired units of 500 MW each, built from 1983 to 2008, for a combined capacity of 4,000 MW. The scrubbers on Units 3-6 were retrofitted in the late 1990s. It is owned by KOMIPO.[1]

Units 1-2, which are subcritical, were planned for retirement in 2025.[2] In May 2017 President Moon Jae-in said the two units will be shut down by 2022,[3] later moved to 2021,[4] and then December 2020. The two units will be replaced by an LNG plant.[5] The proposal, expected to come online in 2025, is for two LNG-fueled units of 500MW each.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO)
  • Location: Boryeong-shi, Chungchengnam-do, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 36.4008531, 126.4908314 (exact)
  • Status: Operatring
  • Gross Capacity: Units 1-8: 500 MW
  • Type: Units 1-2: Subcritical; Units 3-8: Supercritical
  • Start year: Unit 1: 1983; Unit 2: 1984; Unit 3-5: 1993; Unit 6: 1994; Units 7-8: 2008
  • Coal Type: Bituminous/Sub-bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Coal-Fired Power Plants in South Korea," Industcards, accessed Feb 2015
  2. "30년 이상 노후 석탄발전 10기 폐지," motie, 2016-07-06
  3. "Korea to Permanently Shut down 3 Old Coal Power Plants by Year's End," Korea Economic Daily, May 31, 2017
  4. "S.Korea to close 6 older coal-fired power plants by 2021, from planned 2022," Reuters, Oct 31, 2019
  5. "중부발전, 보령 LNG발전소 건설 준비 ‘속도전’," CEo Score Daily, 2020-04-13
  6. "The 9th Basic Plan for Electricity Supply and Demand (2020 - 2034)", South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, December 28, 2020

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