Donghae power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Donghae power station (also known as 동해 발전소 or East Sea power station) is a 400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Donghae, Gangwon Province, South Korea.[1]

The plant is located near the Donghae Port.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Donghae, Gangwon Province, South Korea.

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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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Korea East-West Power Co
  • Parent company: KEPCO
  • Location: Donghae, Gangwon Province, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 37.4863, 129.1473 (exact)
  • Coal type: Anthracite and Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 400 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 200 MW (start-up in 1998)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 200 MW (start-up in 1999)
  • Number of Employees: 175
  • Planned Unit Retirements: Units 1 and 2 are scheduled to close by 2028 and 2029 respectively.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. "동해화력발전소 - 위키백과, 우리 모두의 백과사전,", accessed July 1, 2021
  2. "Donghae Coal Power Plant South Korea - GEO," Global Energy Observatory, accessed July 1, 2021
  3. "Operating Plants," Korea East-West Power Company, accessed July 1, 2021
  4. "Sustainability Report 2017," Korea East-West Power Company, 2017
  5. 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