East Pyongyang power station

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East Pyongyang power station is a 800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Pyongyang Province, North Korea.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Pyongyang Province, North Korea.

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Background

The East Pyongyang power station is a coal-fired thermal plant that was completed in 1989. Sponsored by the Soviet Union as a public works project, and designed by the Russian-based Chrome Energy Project Laboratory, the plant was one of 19 such projects. It currently provides electricity to Pyongyang's eastern region and the suburbs. Hot water from the plant provides apartment residents on Tongil and Munsu street, as well as a nearby catfish farm, with hot water. as well providing apartment residents on Tongil and Munsu Street with hot water.[1]

In 2009, the plant was modernized and retrofitted with newer technology.[2]

In 2010, two new units were added to increase the capacity of the plant and meet increasing energy demands in North Korea.[1]

In 2017, a World Health Organization report found North Korea's air pollution mortality rate to be the highest in the world (238.4 deaths per 100,000 people). Coal was a major contributor to the levels of pollution and, although not much action has been done on the federal government's part to combat this as of yet.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Ministry of Electric Power
  • Parent company: DPRK Ministry of Electric Power
  • Location: Pyongyang Province, North Korea
  • Coordinates: 38.9693, 125.6876 (exact)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 800 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1993)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1993)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1993)
    • Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1993)
    • Unit 5: Coal-fired subcritical, 300 MW (start-up in 2010)
    • Unit 6: Coal-fired subcritical, 300 MW (start-up in 2010)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://wikimapia.org/11204070/East-Pyongyang-Thermal-Power-Station
  2. "Electricity «  North Korean Economy Watch". North Korean Economy Watch. 2012. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  3. "North Korea's Push for More Coal Clouds Environmental Future". Voice of America. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2021-07-13.