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
CountrySouth Korea
LocationUldolmok, Jindo
Coordinates34°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
StatusOperational
Commission dateMay 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)
Construction costUS$10 million
Tidal power station
TypeTidal stream generator
Barrage length3,260 m (10,696 ft)
CrossesUldolmok Strait
Channel width300 m (980 ft)
Channel speed6.5 m/s (21.3 ft/s)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity1,500 KW
Annual net output2.4 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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  1. ^ a b c d Korea's Uldolmok tidal power project completed, retrieved 2010-09-02
  2. ^ a b c d e f Uldolmok Power Plant Completed, retrieved 2010-09-02
  3. ^ HydroWorld: Hyundai completes tidal power system in Korea