10 LARGEST THERMAL POWER PLANTS IN THE WORLD
Power plants that use heat to evaporate water and turn turbines from it to generate electricity are called thermal power plants. Coal, natural gas and nuclear power are used to provide heat for this purpose.
These thermal power plants are the largest in the world after a few hydropower plants in the world as a whole. So this article brings you information about those 10 largest thermal power plants.
Zaporizhia in Ukraine

1. Zaporizhia in Ukraine

The Zaporizhia thermal power plant in Ukraine is the 10th largest thermal power plant in the world. This thermal power plant is powered by nuclear power.

It is also the largest thermal power plant in Europe. It consists of 6 nuclear reactors that use high-pressure water. Each of them produces 950 megawatts, so the total capacity is 5700 megawatts. Accordingly, it generates about 9% of the total electricity capacity of 63 gigawatts in Ukraine.
Hanbit in South Korea

2.Hanbit in South Korea

The Hanbit Thermal Power Plant in South Korea is the ninth-largest thermal power plant in the world. Here, too, nuclear energy is used.

The total capacitance generated here is 5875 MW with 6 reaction units of various sizes between 958-998 MW. It generates about 5.5% of South Korea’s 103 gigawatts of total electricity.
Yangjiang, China

3.Yangjiang, China

The Yanjiang thermal power plant in China is the 8th largest thermal power plant in the world. This is the largest nuclear power plant in China. It has 6 reaction units of 1000 MW each and the total power generation capacity is 6000 MW.

However, this thermal power plant in China, the country with the world’s largest total electricity consumption, produces only a small percentage of electricity. It is only 0.3% of China’s 2 terawatts of total electricity.
Dangjin in South Korea

4.Dangjin in South Korea

It is the 7th largest thermal power plant in the world and uses coal to generate electricity. It is also the third-largest coal power plant in the world.
It has 8 generators of 500 MW each and 2 generators of 1020 MW with a total capacity of 6040 MW. It accounts for 6% of South Korea’s total electricity capacity.
Taean in South Korea

5.Taean in South Korea

This is the 6th largest thermal power plant in the world. It is also the second-largest coal power plant in the world. It also has 8 generators of 500 MW each and 2 generators of 1050 MW each.

Accordingly, the total power generation here is 6100 MW. It accounts for 6% of South Korea’s total electricity supply.

6.Hanul in South Korea

Hanul, the world’s 5th largest thermal power plant, is also located in South Korea. This is a nuclear power plant.
It is currently the third-largest nuclear power plant in the world. The total amount of electricity generated by 6 reaction units between 968 and 1057 MW is 6147 MW. It accounts for 6% of South Korea’s total electricity supply.
Bruce in Canada

7.Bruce in Canada

This is the 4th largest thermal power plant in the world. It is the largest nuclear power plant in North America and the second-largest in the world.

It has 8 reactor units of various sizes ranging from 830 MW to 891 MW with a total power generation of 6430 MW. It accounts for 4% of Canada’s 147 gigawatts of electricity.
Tuoketuo in China

8.Tuoketuo in China

It is the world’s largest coal power plant and the third largest thermal power plant in the world. With a total capacity of 8 generators of 600 MW each and two generators of 300 MW each, the Toketo plant will generate a total of 6720 MW of electricity.

However, it is only 0.4% of China’s total electricity of about 2 terawatts.
KORI in South Korea

9.KORI in South Korea

Like most of the power plants on this list, the Kori power plant, the world’s second-largest, is located in South Korea. Utilizing nuclear power, it is currently the largest active nuclear power plant in the world.

It consists of 7 reactor units of various sizes ranging from 600 MW to 1418 MW and the total power generation capacity is 7489 MW. It accounts for more than 7% of South Korea’s total electricity supply.
Kashiwazaki Kariwa in Japan

10.Kashiwazaki Kariwa in Japan

Kashiwazaki Kariwa Power Plant is the world’s largest thermal power plant as well as the largest nuclear power plant. It consists of 7 reactor units of various sizes ranging from 1067 MW to 1315 MW and the total amount of electricity generated is 7965 MW.

It accounts for only 3% of Japan’s 322 gigawatts of electricity. However, it was shut down due to the 2013 tsunami in Japan and is still inactive.

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