Samchonpo power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Samchonpo (Samcheonpo) power station is a 2,120-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Gyeongsang, South Korea.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Deokho Hai, Goseong.

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Background on Plant

Samchonpo power station was a six-unit coal-fired power station totaling 3,240 MW in Deokho Hai, Goseong. It was commissioned from 1983 to 1998, and owned by KEPCO.[1]

Units 1-2 were closed in April 2020. Units 3-4 are planned for closure in 2023.[2]

Conversion to gas

South Korea plans to shut a total of 15.3GW of coal-fired capacity by 2034, according to a draft of the country's ninth basic electricity plan, of which 12.7GW will be switched to run on imported gas.[3]

The following power stations have plans to convert from coal to gas:[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Korea Southeast Power Co
  • Parent company: KEPCO
  • Location: Deokho Hai, Goseong, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 34.910715, 128.108397 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 3-6), Retired (Units 1-2)
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 2,120 MW
    • Unit CC3: LNG-fired, 560MW (start-up in 2024) [4]
    • Unit CC4: LNG-fired, 560MW (start-up in 2024) [4]
    • Unit CC5: LNG-fired, 500MW (start-up in 2027) [3]
    • Unit CC6: LNG-fired, 500MW (start-up in 2028) [3]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 2,120 MW
    • Units 3-4: Coal-fired, 560 MW
    • Units 5-6: Coal-fired, 500 MW
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 1,120 MW
    • Units 1-2: Coal-fired, 560 MW
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-4), Supercritical (Units 5-6)
  • Start year: 1983 (Unit 1), 1984 (Unit 2), 1993 (Unit 3), 1994 (Unit 4), 1997 (Unit 5), 1998 (Unit 6)
  • Coal Type: Sub/Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Unit Retirements: Units 1 and 2 retired in 2020.
  • Planned Unit Retirements: Units 3 & 4 are scheduled to close by 2024; Units 5 by 2027; Unit 6 by 2028.[5]

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