Hadong power station

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Hadong power station (하동 발전소) is a 4,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Hadong County.

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Background on Plant

Hadong power station is a 8 x 500 MW coal-fired power station in Gadeok Geumseong, Hadong County. It was commissioned from 1997 to 2009 and is owned by KEPCO.[1]

The 9th Basic Plan for Electricity Supply and Demand (2020 - 2034) scheduled the retirement of coal units 1-6. From 2026 to 2031, they will be converted into six LNG-fueled units.[2]


In November 2021, the Gyeongnam Climate Crisis Emergency Action urged "Gyeongsangnam-do to establish a plan for the early shutdown of coal power plants in Samcheonpo, Hadong, and Goseong" and to join the Powering Past Coal Alliance.[3] The plan to replace coal units with LNG has also been shown to be a risky bet.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Korea Southern Power
  • Parent company: KEPCO
  • Location: Gadeok Geumseong, Hadong County, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 34.952354, 127.819851 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 4,000 (Units 1–8: 500 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical (Units 1–6), Ultra-supercritical (Units 7-8)
  • Start year: 1997–2009
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Planned Unit Retirements: Unit 1 is scheduled to close by 2026; Unit 2 by 2027; Units 3 & 4 by 2028; Units 5 & 6 by 2031; Unit 7 by 2038; Unit 8 by 2039.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. "Hadong Coal Power Plant South Korea," GEO, accessed May 2020
  2. "The 9th Basic Plan for Electricity Supply and Demand (2020 - 2034)", South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, December 28, 2020
  3. "'경남도는 탈석탄동맹에 즉각 가입하라' 촉구" Oh My News, November 4, 2021
  4. "'447조 원 좌초자산' 위험 직면한 아시아 천연가스 투자," News Penguin November 3, 2021 (citing Global Energy Monitor report)
  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

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