Fuel Cell Power Plants in South Korea
Bugok FC
Location: Chungcheongnam
Operator: GS EPS Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 2.4 MW DFC3000
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
FC supplier: FuelCell Energy
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest single fuel cell installation in the world. The MCFC facility has a thermal efficiency of up to 70%. It cost about KRW 16bn.

Photograph courtesy of GS EPS Co Ltd
Posted 13 Sep 2009

Daegu Sungseo
Location: Gyeongsangnam
Operator: Cobalt Sky
Configuration: 4 X 2.8-MW DFC3000 CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2011
FC supplier: FuelCell Energy Inc
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: This 1ac plant went online in Nov 2011. The plant was developed by FuelCell Energy and Posco and sold to a private investor. It has a PPA with KEPCO ad supplies heat to a local water treatment plant.

Photograph courtesy of FuelCell Energy Inc
Posted 2 Oct 2016

Gyeonggi Green Energy
Location: Gyeonggi-do
Operator: Gyeonggi Green Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 21 X 2.8-MW CHP DFC3000
Fuel: hydrogen
Operation: 2008
FC supplier: FuelCell Energy Inc
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: This 5.1ac site in Hwasung City was the largst FC power plant in the world at completion. GGG is a subsidiary of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd.

Photograph courtesy of FuelCell Energy Inc
Posted 2 Oct 2016

Noeul Green Energy
Location: Seoul
Operator: Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 8 X 2.5-MW CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2017
FC supplier: FuelCell Energy Inc
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: This 2ac project was dedicated on 20 Mar 2017. Power is sold via KPX and heat to Korea District Heating Co.

Photograph courtesy of FuelCell Energy Inc
Posted 2 Apr 2017

Nowon-Gu
Location: Seoul
Operator: Posco Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 2.4 MW
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
FC supplier: FuelCell Energy
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: This MCFC installation was jointly developed by Posco and the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Posco Power. It was dedicated in May 2009 in Nowon-gu, Seoul.

Photograph courtesy of Korea IT Times
Posted 7 Aug 2010

Yulchon
Location:Jeollanam-do
Operator: Meiya Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 2.4 MW
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2009
FC supplier: FuelCell Energy
EPC: Posco
Quick facts: This fuel cell is on the site of the Yulchon CCGT in Jeollanam-do. The project went online in Nov 2009 as one of the largest FC power projects in the world.

Photograph courtesy of Meiya Power Co
Posted 11 Aug 2013

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 02-Apr-2017

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