Taipei Port power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Taipei Port power station was a proposed 6,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Taiwan.


The map below shows the location of Taipei Port, in Pali District of New Taipei City. The project would have reclaimed 250 hectares of land in the harbor area to house the power station, as well as causeways for transport and for storage of coal stocks.[1]

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A 2,000 MW power station at Taipei Port was first proposed in 2007, but Taipower ultimately decided the project was too costly.[1]

In May 2014, talk of the project was revived as a possibility if an extension on the operating life of Taipower's First and Second Nuclear Power Plants was denied. The power station would consist of six supercritical coal-fired power plant units with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW – an energy surplus of 3,200 MW if the 2,800 MW of the existing nuclear plants were taken off-line. Construction was estimated at 13 to 14 years, and would have created an additional 35 million tons of carbon emissions per year once the six units were running.[1]

However, Taipower quickly denied reports it was reviving plans for a coal plant at Taipei Port, saying the project was only internal research and that the coal plant would not serve as an alternative to the proposed Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant (nuclear IV plant), which had been stopped by public opposition.[2]

With no developments on the project since discussion of its possibility in May 2014 – which Taipower denied – plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Taipower
  • Parent company: Government of Taiwan
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Coordinates: 25.161561, 121.352142 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 6,000 MW (Units 1-6: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
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