KEPCO subsidiary Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) started the commercial operation of Taebaek Guinemi Wind Power complex before completion in June, the company stated on March 17.
The 19.8MW complex consists of 12 Korean made wind turbines of 1.65MW capacity each. Hyundai Electric & Energy System supplied the systems and equipment to the project, while D&I Co and Taejang Construction covering construction. Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering and Halla OMS have been financial investors in the project.
KOSPO explained that with 37GWh of yearly generated electricity, the complex can power around 160,000 homes, reducing 42tons of air pollutants including SOx, NOx, and PM.
Taebaek Guinemi complex is a part of a KOSPO-led wind power localization project, which aims to install 100 wind turbines only with ‘Korean tech.’
KOSPO’s plan does not stop at Guinemi. Its plan includes Bonghwa Omi Mt (in 2021, 60MW), Samcheok Yukbaek Mt (in 2022, 30MW), Cheongsa offshore and Daejeong offshore wind (both in 2023, 40MW and 100MW respectively).