Goseong Green power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-SouthKoreacoal}}Goseong Green power station (고성 하이 화력발전소) is a proposed 2,080-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Location

The map below shows the site of the proposed plant in Goseong County.

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Background on Plant

The power station would consist of two 1,040 MW units. Construction is planned to begin in 2016 and be completed in April 2021.[1]

The plant's implementation plan was approved in October 2015.[2] Construction began in February 2017. The plant is planned for completion in 2021.[3][4]

Possible cancellation or replacement with gas

South Korea's new president, elected in May 2017, said he will consider suspending coal-fired power plants less than 10 percent into construction.[5]

In April 2017, just before the presidential election, the plant's completion rate was reported at 8%. It was then reported as 14.5% on May 15, 15% on May 16, and 21% on May 23, raising questions about the legitimacy of the progress, since the plant is still planned for operation in April 2021.[6] Planet satellite photos suggest the only progress from February 2016 to April 2018 was land clearing.

In September 2017 the government released a statement saying it will push to transform coal-fired power plants less than 10% constructed into LNG-fired power turbines.[7]

Project continues

The country's 8th Basic Plan for Long-Term Electricity Supply and Demand (2017-2031), finalized in December 2017, did not list the plant for conversion to gas, suggesting it may remain coal-fired.[8][9]

In March 2018 it was reported there were ongoing labor disputes at the plant site with project contractor SK Engineering & Construction.[10]

Opposition

Since its inception the power station has been opposed by local residents over pollution concerns.[11]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Goseong Green Power (Ancient Green Power)
  • Parent company: Korea South-East Power, SK Gas, KDB Infrastructure
  • Location: Hai-myeon, Goseong County, South Gyeongsang Province
  • Coordinates: 34.918658, 128.112096 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Capacity: 2,080 MW (Units 1&2: 1,040 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical[12]
  • Projected in service: 2021
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