The Taichung Power Plant is a large coal-fired power plant in Taiwan. With an installed capacity of 5,780 MW, it is the largest coal-fired power station in the world, and also the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide.
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.