On August 29, 2011, starting the two-week education project to build a bridgehead for entering into foreign electric markets like Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Bhutan.
During two weeks from August 29th to September 9th, the Korea Power Exchange(KPX) is projected to conduct the second education project in order to build a bridgehead for entering into foreign electric markets like Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Bhutan. Last year, the KPX has signed a series of memorandum of understanding(MOU) with Indonesia’s state electricity company(PLN), Laos’s power exchange corporation(EDL), and Cambodia’s power exchange firm(EDC) to implement the long-term electric power supply plan and the system operation education project, and successfully carried out the first invitation training project for 19 trainees.
This second project has added Bhutan to the previous four countries, invited four trainees from each five countries, included the smart grid business class which has been conducted on the KPX’s main initiative, and provided opportunities to introduce the current status of the Korean Energy Management System(KEMS) development.
In addition, the KPX has provided various programs such as introduction of the Korean Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO)’s advance into foreign markets and communication with foreign business departments of southeast, central, western and southern generation companies. Through these efforts, it helped trainees to feel more intimacy about the Korean electric power market.
Moreover, it has designed to visit private electric power facilities such as Hyundai heavy industries co. and Doosan heavy industries co., and inspect water and thermoelectric power plants. Those programs were aimed at providing more vivid and realistic education and achieving substantial business results abroad.
Meanwhile, the long-term electric power supply plan and the system operation training project will have be conducted for three years from last year, which was funded by the Electric Power Foundation Funds. The project has been expected to increase popularity of the Korean electricity industry across Asia and make huge contribution to overseas business expansion of electric power industry into the foreign markets, which have been pushed ahead by KEPCO and generation companies.