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KEPCO to Step Up Efforts to Develop Digital Power Plant
To Maximize Efficiency of Power Plants
KEPCO to Step Up Efforts to Develop Digital Power Plant
  • By Michael Herh
  • September 6, 2019, 13:53
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Korea Electrical Power Corp. (KEPCO) is pushing for the development of a digital power plant jointly with its affiliates.

Korea Electrical Power Corp. (KEPCO) is hosting the 2019 Intelligent Digital Power Plant (IDPP) Development Conference at the KEPCO Research Institute in Daejeon from Sept. 5-6.

KEPCO has been promoting a digital power plant construction project since May jointly with its five power generation affiliates and KEPCO KPS.

A digital power plant refers to the application of IoT and big data platform technology to the entire cycle of a power plant, including the design, operation and preventive maintenance of boilers, turbines, generators and auxiliary equipment. It is intended to maximize the efficiency of a power plant. Siemens of Germany and General Electric of the United States are leaders in developing related technologies.

KEPCO plans to build a power generation standard platform that can be used jointly by KEPCO power generation affiliates. It will focus on developing 15 power plant diagnostic prediction programs using big data and AI technology.

KEPCO predicted that digital power plants will be able to identify optimal operating conditions and maintenance points in order to improve power generation efficiency, prevent accidents, and minimize impacts on the environment by reducing fine dust and carbon dioxide emissions.