Yeongheung power station
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Yeongheung power station is a 5,080 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Yeongheung Island, South Korea. The plant is one of the top ten largest coal plants in the world.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in in Yeonheung Island, about 40 kilometers from Seoul, South Korea
Background on Plant
The original Yeongheung Power Station consisted of four coal units. The 800-MW Units 1 and 2 began commercial operation in 2004. The 870 MW Units 3 and 4 entered commercial operation in 2009.
Description of Expansion: Units 5 and 6
Description of Expansion: Units 7 and 8
According to the 6th Basic Power Development Plan, units 7 and 8, each 870 MW, were planned for completion in June and December 2018. The expansion plan was cancelled in June 2015, with two nuclear plants planned instead.
Project Details for expansion
- Sponsor: Korea Southeast Power (KOSEP) of Korea Electric Power Corporation
- Location: Yeongheung Island, South Korea
- Coordinates: 37.236939918507, 126.43609285355 (exact)
- Status: Units 5 and 6: Operating (2014), Units 7 and 8: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: Units 5-6: 870 MW each, Units 7-8: 870 MW each
- Type: Units 5-6: Supercritical
- Projected in service: 2014 (Units 5-6)
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
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.
The following power stations have plans to convert from coal to gas:
- Dangjin power station Units 1 and 2 in 2029 (2 * 500 MW)
- Dangjin power station Units 3 and 4 in 2030 (2 * 500 MW)
- Samchonpo power station Unit 5 in 2027 (500 MW)
- Samchonpo power station Unit 6 in 2028 (500 MW)
- Yeongheung power stationUnits 1 and 2 in 2034 (2 * 800 MW)
Articles and resources
- "Yeongheung Power Station Unit 3, Yeongheung Island, South Korea," PowerMag, Oct 1, 2012.
- "South Korea Saves More than 30 Million RMB by Using China Guodian Corporation’s Plasma Ignition Technology," China Guodian press release, December 20, 2013
- "Doosan Signs a Contract to Supply Boilers for the Yeongheung Thermal Power Plants 5 & 6," Doosan press release, Dec 29, 2010.
- "Yeongheung Thermal Power site Division," KOSEP website, accessed Feb 2015
- "KEPCO Company Analysis," Hyundai Research, February 4, 2013
- "The 6th Basic Plan for Long-term Electricity Supply and Demand, (2013~2027)," Ministry of Knowledge Economy, February 2013
- "South Korea axes four coal plants, plans two new nuclear units," Reuters, June 8, 2015
- "South Korea to convert half of existing coal fleet to gas," Argus, May 11, 2020