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Smart grid expansion projects at home and abroad

A smart grid is a next-generation electrical grid that features a variety of ICT-based smart functions aimed at providing high-quality electricity while maximizing energy efficiency. From December 2009 to May 2013, KEPCO participated in the construction of the Jeju Smart Grid Verification Center, taking charge of business model development and standardization in intelligent T&D, consumers, transportation, new & renewable energy, and power services. Building on the experience as well as relevant technologies, the KEPCO consortium, consisting of 15 institutions and agencies, is now expanding the smart grid project nationwide, offering power and energy consulting services based on AMI (advanced metering infrastructure). The consortium plans to build customized business models in collaboration with participating municipalities in 2016-2018.
As of the end of 2016, we have installed KEPCO-building management systems (K-BEMS) in 116 KEPCO buildings nationwide to facilitate the utilization of ESS and new & renewable energy sources, putting forth successful energy conservation models for buildings. The system is now also being installed in factories and other buildings. In 2015, K-BEMS won two international awards (the ISGAN Award of Excellence and the GSGF Best Smart Grids Project Award). Building upon these achievements, we became the first Korean company to make a successful bid fora Dubai Smart Cities project. Now, we are forging plans to further expand our new energy businesses into overseas markets including the US and Latin America. Looking ahead, we plan to lay the groundwork for the expansion of wide-area smart grids by 2020, build smart grids nationwide by 2030, and lead the growth of the global smart grid market in partnership with SMEs.

Smart grid station

  • Power Conditioning System (PCS)
  • Photovoltaic Power Generation (PV)
  • Wind Turbine Generation (WT)
  • Smart Lighting
  • EV Charging Monitoring
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Smart Appliance
  • Building Automation System (BAS)
  • SG Station Operation Center
  • Distribution Automation System (DAS)
Don’t forget!
KEPCO operates Smart Grid Exhibition Center for visitors to have hands-on experience of Smart Grid projects underway in SG Test-Bed. Go to Smart Grid Exhibition Center