Seocheon power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-SouthKoreacoal}}Seocheon power station (신서천) was a 400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

It is planned to be replaced with a new 1,000 MW unit.


The undated satellite photo below shows the retired 400 MW power station in Seocheon County.

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The undated satellite photo below shows the new unit under construction, north of the retired Seocheon power station.

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Background on Plant

The original power station consisted of two 200 MW units constructed in 1983.[1] It was planned for retirement in 2018, when it will be replaced by a new coal unit.[2]

In May 2017 President Moon Jae-in said the two units will be shut down by October or November 2017.[3] They were retired on July 1, 2017.[4]

New replacement unit

Owner Korea Midland Power Co. (KOMIPO) plans to replace the power station with a new 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical unit.[5][6]

On May 6, 2017, the new unit was reported as under construction and 19% complete.[7] Planet satellite photos show construction progress from May 2017 to April 2018.

The unit is planned for operation in 2020[8] to 2021.[9]

Project Details of proposed power station

  • Sponsor: Korea Midland Power Co. (KOMIPO)
  • Parent company: KEPCO
  • Location: Maryang-ri, Seocheon County, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Coordinates: 36.144144, 126.495938 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Capacity: 1,000 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2020-2021
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