South Korea is mulling over constructing six more gas-fired power plants by the end of 2017, in a move to meet growing demand for electricity in the country.
A newly revised long-term power supply plan calls for setting up of six-gas fired plants: a 950,000kW plant at Dangjin, a 900,000kW plant at Pyeongtaek, a 400,000kW plant at Ulsan, a 920,000kW plant at Tongyeong, a 940,000kW plant in Pocheon, and a 950,000kW plant at Yeoju.
A government official was quoted by Platts as saying that if government proceeds with the plan to build six power plants with a combined capacity of 5.06 million kW then the commercial production could be expected between June 2015 and December 2017.
In addition, the country is also considering to building another six coal-fired power plants, with a combined capacity of 10.74 million kW, between June 2018 and the end of 2020 under the new power supply plan.
The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), however noted that the plan for more power plants has not been finalized yet.
MKE Electricity Sector in charge Park Song-Taek stated, "The new long-term power supply plan would be disclosed early February."