Yeosu power station
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Yeosu power station is an operating power station of at least 679-megawatts (MW) in Jungheung, Yeosu, North Jeolla, South Korea. It is also known as Yosu power station, 여수 발전소.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Yeosu power station||Jungheung, Yeosu, North Jeolla, South Korea||34.839326, 127.690787 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- Unit 2 rebuild, Unit 1 rebuild: 34.839326, 127.690787
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|Unit 2 rebuild||operating||coal - bituminous||329||subcritical||2011||2041 (planned)|
|Unit 1 rebuild||operating||coal - bituminous||350||unknown||2016||2046 (planned)|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|Unit 2 rebuild||Korea South-East Power Co Ltd (KOSEP) [100.0%]|
|Unit 1 rebuild||Korea South-East Power Co Ltd (KOSEP) [100.0%]|
The Yeosu Thermal Power Plant consisted of two coal units commissioned in 1975 and 1977 (200 MW & 329 MW). Around 2007, a fuel conversion project was launched to switch from heavy oil combustion to facilities based on fluidized bed boilers.
Two coal-fired fluidized bed (CFB) units with 350 MW and 329 MW capacities replaced the aging units in 2011 and 2016. The renewed No. 1 unit was scheduled to start operation in November 2015, but construction ended in February 2016.
Units 1 and 2 appear scheduled to close by 2046 and 2041 respectively.
In April 2023, it was reported that KEPCO was collaborating with officials of Jeonnam Province, Yeosu City to "build energy self-sufficiency infrastructure" primarily via the installment of "solar power facilities and green hydrogen production facilities." Reporting on the "low-carbon conversion projects" did not mention an attempt to expedite the retirement of the Yeosu power station coal-fired generation units.
In October 2023, it was reported that plans for a future LNG conversion at the coal-fired power plant were being floated, though further details were not available at the time of reporting.
Articles and Resources
- "World Electric Power Plants Database," S&P Global Platts, March 2021
- "KOSEP (Korea South-East Power)," Magaldi, accessed July 2021
- "Yokogawa Wins Control System Contract for Yeosu Power Plant in Korea," Yokogawa press release, April 18, 2013
- "Energy Plants," POSCO, accessed October 10, 2014
- "Energy Plants," POSCO, accessed January 2017
- "Assessing the Health Benefits of a Paris-Aligned Coal Phase Out for South Korea," Annex II (Unit-level phase out schedules), Climate Analytics, May 2021
- "전남도 여수국가산단을 친환경 에너지 기반 저탄소 산업단지로 전환", Pressian, April 26, 2023
- '승계 발판' 한화에너지, 약점은 현금흐름, The Bell, Oct. 17, 2023
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