Donghae power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Donghae power station (동해 발전소) is an operating power station of at least 430-megawatts (MW) in Donghae, Gangwon, South Korea. It is also known as East Sea power station, 동해 발전소.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Donghae power station Donghae, Donghae, Gangwon, South Korea 37.486296, 129.147287 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 37.486296, 129.147287
  • Unit 3: 37.4852, 129.1458

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - anthracite, bioenergy - refuse (municipal and industrial wastes) 200 subcritical 1998 2028
Unit 2 operating coal - anthracite, bioenergy - refuse (municipal and industrial wastes) 200 subcritical 1999 2029
Unit 3 operating[1] bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids)[2] 30[1] 2013[1]

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Operator
Unit 1 Korea East-West Power Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Korea East-West Power Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 3 Korea East-West Power CO LTD[3] Korea East-West Power CO LTD[3]


The coal-fired power plant has a capacity of 400 MW and is located in Donghae, Gangwon Province, South Korea.[4]

The Donghae power plant (not to be confused with the Bukpyung power station, also known as the GS Donghae power station), was commissioned in the late 1990s to supply energy to the national grid. Consisting of two 200 MW units, the capital cost of the plant was 563.8 trillion won ($497 thousand USD). The plant has desulfurization equipment installed within.[5] According to Korea East-West Power, the owner and operator of the Donghae power station, the plant employs around 175 employees and utilizes both anthracite (hard coal) and bituminous coal.[6]

According to Korea East-West Power's 2017 Sustainability Report, the plant co-fires biomass (refuse-derived fuel) in both units. A 30 MW biomass unit is also located at the site.[7]

Units 1 and 2 are scheduled to close by 2028 and 2029 respectively.[8]

Articles and Resources


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  4. "동해화력발전소 - 위키백과, 우리 모두의 백과사전,", accessed July 1, 2021
  5. "Donghae Coal Power Plant South Korea - GEO," Global Energy Observatory, accessed July 1, 2021
  6. "Operating Plants," Korea East-West Power Company, accessed July 1, 2021
  7. "Sustainability Report 2017," Korea East-West Power Company, 2017
  8. Assessing the Health Benefits of a Paris-Aligned Coal Phase Out for South Korea, Annex II (Unit-level phase out schedules), Climate Analytics, May 2021

Additional data

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