Pohang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Pohang power station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.


The map below shows the city of Pohang, the approximate location where the plant is proposed to be built.

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Background on Plant

Korean steelmaker POSCO has proposed plans to build a 500 MW coal-fired power plant to provide its steel factory in Pohang with electricity. The estimated cost is 1 billion KRW. Environmental groups and local communities in Pohang have resisted the proposal, saying the coal-fired power plant would worsen air quality in the region, violating limits on particulate matter (PM) passed by the government in June 2016.[1]

In late September 2016 it was reported construction of POSCO's proposed coal plant in Pohang will be turned down due to concerns over air pollution and climate change, according to the Ministry of the Environment.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: POSCO
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 36.032222, 129.365 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 500 MW
  • Type:
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