Uldolmok Tidal Power Station

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Uldolmok Tidal Power Station
Uldolmok Tidal Power Station is located in South Korea
Uldolmok Tidal Power Station
Location of Uldolmok Tidal Power Station in South Korea
Country South Korea
Location Uldolmok, Jindo
Coordinates 34°33′56″N 126°18′36″E / 34.56556°N 126.31000°E / 34.56556; 126.31000Coordinates: 34°33′56″N 126°18′36″E / 34.56556°N 126.31000°E / 34.56556; 126.31000
Status Operational
Commission date May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)
Construction cost US$10 million
Tidal power station
Type Tidal stream generator
Barrage length 3,260 m (10,696 ft)
Crosses Uldolmok Strait
Channel width 300 m (980 ft)
Channel speed 6.5 m/s (21.3 ft/s)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 1,500 KW
Annual output 2.4 GWh

Uldolmok Tidal Power Station is a tidal power station in Uldolmok, Jindo County, South Korea. The plant was commissioned in May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14) by the South Korean government.[1][2] The plant cost US$10 million[2] and has an installed capacity of 1,000 KW (1 MW), generating 2.4 GWh annually, sufficient to meet the demand of 430 households.[1][2] Additional 500 kW was commissioned in June 2011.[3]

The South Korean government plans to increase this capacity of 1 to 90 megawatts (1,300 to 120,700 hp) by the end of the year 2013, increasing the demand cover to 46,000 households,[1] while simultaneously working on the 254 megawatts (341,000 hp) Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Station.[1][2] Part of the goal of generating 5,260 GWh through tidal power by 2020.[2]

The Uldolmok Strait experiences tidal water speeds that exceed 6.5 m/s (21.3 ft/s) with the width of the strait being approximately 300 m (980 ft).[2]

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