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About Korea – Field Trip

About culture and attractions of Korea

Field Trip

· Yeongheung Thermal Power Station

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As Korea's leading 5,080MW class large coal-fired power plant, Yeounheung is taking a pivotal role in supplying electricity to Seoul Metropolitan area with high efficiency

and the most advanced environmental friendly facilities covering about 25% of demands. By its construction of No.7 and No.8 unit, the 6,820MW class coal-fired power plant,

Yeongheung will become as the biggest power plant providing 30% of electricity demand of Seoul Metropolitan area. Also the site became a milestone of new & renewable

energy project by the development & operation of 2MWp class Photovoltaic Power Plant, 12.6MW class Small-Hydro Power Plant and 46MW class domestic Wind Farm etc.

Also with its environmental friendly facilities, Yeongheung is consistently putting an effort in developing the environment and dedicating to region's Quality of Life by various

Corporate Social Responsibility activities such as employment extension. Overall, Yeongheung Plant is one of the most developed environmental systems in the world.

· Sihwa tidal power plant

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Representing the Korea’s hub of clean energy, Sihwa Tidal Power Plant where generates electricity utilizing the tidal difference between the high and low tides is one

of the largest tidal power plants in the world. Basically, Sihwa tidal power plant is composed of water gate section and water turbine sector and those sector produce

552GWh per year which is enough to supply a city of 500,000 inhabitants and the plant reduces CO2 emissions utilizing renewable energy which gains 315,000 tons

from the annual reduction in CO2 output. Also, Sihwa tidal plant improves the energy self-sufficiency by alternative energy source and it effects annual oil import

substitution which is 862,000 barrels per year. Currently, moreover, Sihwa enhances opportunities for marine-based tourism and leisure activities and expects 1.5million

people per year visiting the plant.