Kumho Yeosu CHP power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kumho Yeosu CHP power station is a 264-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.[1]


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

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The Kumho Yeosu CHP plant is a cogeneration plant that supplies electricity, heat, and steam for the Yeosu Industrial Complex. They also have gas-fired and biomass-co-fired boilers on site. Coal for the plants is imported and delivered via the nearby Nakpo Coal Pier. The Korea Power Engineering Company (KOPEC) was contracted for designing Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd's first unit at the site (119 MW), which was commissioned in 2009. A second 145 MW unit was commissioned in 2016.[2]

According to Kumho Petrochemical's website, the company is transitioning to using solar energy for their operations; in 2013, they installed several solar plants in factories and rooftops at the Korea Aerospace Industries. The project cost them 14.5 billion won ($12.6 million) and these plants will operate up to 2027. However, the Kumho Yeosu CHP power plant is still operating at their facility in Yeosu; no end date has been announced for these units as of yet.[3]

In 2019, operations at the Yeosu facility were reduced to 40% of total capacity due to technical issues for a few days.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kumho Petrochemical
  • Parent company: Kumho Petrochemical
  • Location: South Jeolla Province, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 34.8148, 127.6453 (exact)
  • Coal type: Bituminous[1]
  • Coal source: Imported
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 264 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 119 MW (start-up in 2009)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 145 MW (start-up in 2016)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "금호석유화학". www.kkpc.com (in 한국어). Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  2. "KEPCO E&C - KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company, Inc". KEPCO (in 한국어). 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  3. Korea Herald (2013-06-27). "Kumho Petrochemical to join solar power biz". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  4. Lim, Ai Teng (2019-01-02). "Plant status: S Korea's Kumho Mitsui runs Yeosu MDI plant at reduced rate | ICIS". www.icis.com. Retrieved 2021-07-01.