Changgong power station

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Changgong power station (臺灣電力彰工發電廠) is a cancelled power station in Changbin Industrial Park, Changhua, Taiwan.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Changgong power station Changbin Industrial Park, Changhua, Taiwan 24.0890, 120.4060 (approximate)

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled - 800 MW ultra-supercritical - -
Unit 2 cancelled - 800 MW ultra-supercritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Taiwan Power Co Taiwan Power Co
Unit 2 Taiwan Power Co Taiwan Power Co


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Taiwan Power Co’s (Taipower) proposal to build a two-generator plant on a 152-hectare property in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park in Lugang Township (鹿港) was first submitted for an environmental assessment review in 2004. Between 2004 and 2007, the first round of reviews were held and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) committee concluded that the project should be rejected. However, before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could formally adopt the committee’s decision, Taipower withdrew its submission to prevent a wholesale rejection.[1]

The company resubmitted the project in 2008, almost unchanged from its original submission, and the project underwent another round of reviews up to August 2010.[1] According to the Taipower website: "The project will involve installing two 800 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired units in the Changbin Industrial Park. They are scheduled for commercial operation in January and July 2018. As influenced by the schedule of an environmental assessment review, the progress of this project has stalled. At the end of December 2011, the project was 4.63 % complete."[2]

In its 2014 Annual Report, Taipower said the project had been deferred for four years by the Executive Yuan under the environmental assessment review on January 4, 2013. A new timeline was not given.[3]

However, in December 2015, Taipower sent a collection of documents to the EPA to reopen the review process. In January 2016, the EIA committee returned the project to the Ministry of Economic Affairs because it was resubmitted years after being first proposed and did not "fit into the current environment."[1]

The EPA rejected the plant in April 2016. The decision followed dozens of protesters criticizing the Changgong power station proposal, saying the county was already surrounded by the Taichung power station and Formosa Plastics Group’s naphtha cracker factory in Yunlin. After an hour of closed-door deliberations, the assembly rejected the proposal and asked the Ministry of Economic Affairs to reject the company’s development application.[4]

In June 2017, Taipower said it planned to pursue a solar park at the site.[5]

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