Yeosu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Yeosu power station (여수) is a 679-megawatt (MW) coal- and oil-fired power station in Yeosu, South Korea. The power station includes two units commissioned in 2011 and 2016 to replace existing units at the site.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in Yeosu, South Korea.

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Background on Plant

The Yeosu Thermal Power Plant consisted of two coal units commissioned in 1975 and 1977 (200 MW & 329 MW).[1] Around 2007, a fuel conversion project was launched to switch from heavy oil combustion to facilities based on fluidized bed boilers.[2]

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.[2][3][4][5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Korea Southeast Power Company (KOSEP)
  • Parent company: KEPCO
  • Location: Yeosu, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 34.839326394977, 127.69078731537 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: Unit 1: 350 MW; Unit 2: 329 MW
  • Type: Unit 1 & 2: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: Unit 1: rebuilt in 2016; Unit 2: rebuilt in 2011
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Planned Unit Retirements: Units 1 and 2 appear scheduled to close by 2046 and 2041 respectively.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. "World Electric Power Plants Database," S&P Global Platts, March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 "KOSEP (Korea South-East Power)," Magaldi, accessed July 2021
  3. "Yokogawa Wins Control System Contract for Yeosu Power Plant in Korea," Yokogawa press release, April 18, 2013
  4. "Energy Plants," POSCO, accessed October 10, 2014
  5. "Energy Plants," POSCO, accessed January 2017
  6. "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

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