Talin power station
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Talin power station (臺灣電力大林發電廠), also known as Dalin power station, is a 2,600-megawatt (MW) (1,600 MW coal-fired and 1,000 MW gas-fired) power plant in Taiwan that currently runs on coal and natural gas.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Kaohsiung.
Talin power station is located in an industrial area at the southern end of the Kaohsiung Port in Taiwan. Development on the station began in 1956. The station consists of the following units:
- Units 1 & 2 (300 MW each), fueled by coal, retired in 2012;
- Units 3 & 4 (375 MW each), fueled by fuel oil, retired in 2017;
- Units 5 & 6 (500 MW each), fueled by natural gas and oil.
Description of Expansion: Units 7-8
Talin's units 1 and 2 were replaced by two 800 MW ultra-supercritical units (units 7-8). The construction permit was given on October 25, 2011, by the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the units were scheduled for commercial operation in July 2016 and July 2017, respectively.
In May 2012, Japan's IHI Corporation, CTCI Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation were jointly awarded the contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of two ultra-supercritical units.
As of July 2014, Taipower's website stated that it originally planned for four new ultra supercritical coal-fired units of 800 MW each (units 7-10) to replace all five of the older units. However, only two new units received environmental clearance (units 7-8); the company did not say if it would continue to pursue the additional two units.
Accidents and Blackouts
There have been various incidences at the power station. For example, on May 29, 2016, two workers were killed and five others injured when the scaffolding used by them for construction work collapsed.
In March 2017, a construction worker was found dead at the plant site, and is believed to have fallen.
In March 2018, a construction worker fell off a crane to his death.
In March 2022, a Taipower equipment malfunction led to twelve hours of power outages across Taiwan. The power grid lost a third of its capacity, and the Talin station was amongst those that went offline. According to reports, the incident was caused by human error.
- Sponsor: Taipower
- Parent company: Government of Taiwan
- Location: Hsiaokang District, Kaohsiung City
- Coordinates: 22.537, 120.335 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross generating capacity (retired): 600 MW
- Unit 1: Coal-fired, 300 MW (start-up 1969, retired in 2012)
- Unit 2: Coal-fired, 300 MW (start-up 1970, retired in 2012)
- Gross generating capacity (operating): 2,600 MW
- Gross generating capacity (cancelled): 1,600 MW
- Unit 9: 800 MW
- Unit 10: 800 MW
- Coal Type: Ultra-supercritical
- Coal Source: China, Indonesia, Australia
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Talin Power Plant," Taiwan Power Company, accessed June 23, 2021
- "Taiwan power company Construction Project," Taiwan Power Company, accessed June 3, 2014
- "Consortium of IHI, CTCI and Sumitomo with Toshiba's Steam Turbine / Generator Wins Talin Coal-fired Ultra Supercritical Thermal Power Plant (800MW x 2units) Full Turnkey Project From Taiwan Power Company," Toshiba, May 21, 2012
- "大林電廠更新改建計畫," Wikipedia, accessed June 2018
- "力拚夏季供電 大林新2號機試俥," CNA, February 21, 2018
- "Talin Thermal Power Plant Retrofit Project," Taiwan Power Company, accessed July 2014
- "Sustainability Reports - 台灣電力公司," Taiwan Power Company, 2014
- "2 workers killed, 5 injured after scaffold collapses," CNA English News, May 29, 2016
- "高雄大林發電廠意外工程師陳屍鍋爐處," Liberty Times, March 18, 2017
- "Work Suspended at Power Plant after Another Fatal Accident," Taiwan English News, March 30, 2018
- "Blackout exposes Taiwan electrical grid’s major vulnerabilities," Commonwealth Magazine, March 10, 2022
- "Dalin Power Plant," Taiwan Power Company, accessed March 2, 2021
- "Power Generation - Major Experience List," GIBSIN, accessed March 2, 2021