Korea Western Power Co., Ltd. (KOWEPO) showcased sulfur hexafluoride pollution control technology and water electrolyte equipment at Green Business Week 2022, which took place at COEX in Seoul from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14.
Green Business Week 2022, the fourth rendition this year, consisted of events, such as GreenVolution Expo, a job concert for green transition, and “Carbon Neutrality Green Growth Conference.”
KOWEPO participated in the “GreenVolution Sector,” related to green transition ranging from renewables, such as hydrogen, photovoltaic power and wind power to low-carbon, eco-friendly raw material products and the circulating economy.
KOWEPO displayed diverse projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the power company has been implementing during Green Business Week 2022.
The power company’s first representative project involves a technology of decomposing sulfur hexafluoride.
Sulfur hexafluoride, 23,000 times greater than CO2, is used as an insulated gas for electric raw materials and equipment, such as circuit breakers.
KOWEPO has been engaged in a project to build and verify a high-efficiency, sulfur hexafluoride decomposition pollution control equipment in cooperation of Korea Electric Power Corp. KOWEPO is predicted to obtain carbon credits from the operation of the equipment starting 2025.
KOWEPO also displayed next-generation water electrolyte equipment, which produces an economical green hydrogen.
A 50kW water electrolyte, designed to overcome intermittentness and variability, using a 120kW photovoltaic power, has been verified at the Taean Thermal Power Complex.
KOWEPO plans to implement a large-volume project following the completion of the verification.
Moon Jae-jung, head of KOWEPO’s Environment Technology Division, said, “We’ve been focusing our capabilities on producing and utilizing hydrogen in accordance with a hydrogen era.”
KOWEPO will lead the hydrogen economy by continuously developing and investing in new technologies in the power generation sector in the future, he added.
KOWEPO Concentrates on Eradicating Serious Industrial Disasters for 4th Consecutive Year
Korea Western Power Co., Ltd. (KOWEPO) has been concentrating its companywide capabilities on preventing serious industrial disasters for the second half of this year.
The goal is to make the power company sans serious industrial disasters for the fourth consecutive year.
In particular, KOWEPO President Park Hyung-duck has toured field sites and taken the initiative in a campaign to eradicate serious industrial disasters and efforts to offer consulting services on safety.
KOWEPO has been conducting “D-100 Campaign” to eliminate serious industrial disasters during a 100-day run from Sept. 23 to Oct. 31.
During the 100-day campaign, KOWEPO will prioritize preventing falls, collisions and crush accidents in cooperation with its cooperative companies.
To this end, they will implement activities to innovate the safety environment in a perspective of prevention, practice and awareness.
Cooperative companies will conduct a relay campaign to deliver a no-disaster flag, and they will be encouraged to wear the WP-safety emblem to be imbued with awareness toward safety.
As prior safety measures, the scope of posting work foremen against dangerous work will be expanded, and efforts to ensure safety against nighttime, weekend and emergency work will be reinforced.