Taichung Power Plant
|Taichung Power Plant
|Country||Republic of China|
|Location||Longjing District, Taichung City|
|Power station information|
|Primary fuel||Coal (Bituminous)|
|Generation units||10 X 550 MW (coal)
4 X 70 MW (natural gas)
22 X 2 MW (wind power)
|Turbine manufacturer(s)||General Electric
|Power generation information|
|Installed capacity||5,832 MW|
|Annual generation||42,000 GW·h|
The Taichung Power Plant (台中發電廠) is a coal-fired power plant in Longjing, Taichung, Taiwan. With an installed coal-fired generation capacity of 5,500 MW, it is the largest coal-fired power station in the world, and also the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide with approximately 40 million tons annually (or about as much as the country of Switzerland as a whole).
The power plant consists of ten coal-fired units with nominal capacity of 550 MW each. Four original units were commissioned in 1992. In 1996–1997, four additional units were added. The eight older units have a total estimated coal requirement of around 12 million tonnes of bituminous and 2.5 million tonnes of sub-bituminous coal a year. In June 2005 and June 2006, 550 MW sub-critical pressure units 9 and 10 were installed. There is an expansion plan to build two new 800 MW units by 2016.
See also 
- List of power stations in Taiwan
- Hai-Fu Power Station
- List of coal power stations
- List of largest power stations in the world
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