Boryeong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Boryeong (Poryong) power station (신보령화력) is a 4,350 megawatt (MW) power station (3,000 MW coal-fired and 1,350MW gas-fired) 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 1979 to 2009, 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. They were retired in December 2020 as planned.[5]

The two units will be replaced by an LNG plant.[6] The proposal, expected to come online in 2025, is for two LNG-fueled units of 500MW each.[7]

There are currently three 450 MW combined-cycle units operating on LNG fuel at the site. Originally four units were installed, however Unit 4 was relocated to KOMIPO's Incheon power station in 2009.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO)[9]
  • Parent: Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
  • Location: Boryeong-shi, Chungchengnam-do, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 36.4008531, 126.4908314 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 4,350 MW
    • Units 3-4: Coal-fired, 500 MW each (start-up in 1993)[10]
    • Units 5-6: Coal-fired, 500 MW each (start-up in 1994)[10]
    • Units 7-8: Coal-fired, 500 MW each (start-up in 2009)[10]
    • Unit CC1: LNG-fired combined-cycle[9], 450 MW [11] (start-up in 2002)[12]
    • Unit CC2: LNG-fired combined-cycle[9], 450 MW [11] (start-up in 2002)[12]
    • Unit CC3: LNG-fired combined-cycle[9], 450 MW [11] (start-up in 2002)[12]
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 1,000 MW
    • Unit CC5: LNG-fired, 500 MW (start-up in 2025) [7]
    • Unit CC6: LNG-fired, 500 MW (start-up in 2025) [7]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 1,000 MW
    • Units 1-2: Coal-fired, 500 MW each (start-up 1984, retired 2020)[10]
  • 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:

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