On March 16 (Friday), Korea Power Exchange (KPX) successfully hosted a ceremony marking completion of the first invitational training program in 2012.
The two-week training program began on March 5 with a total of eight power industry experts. They came from the Laos Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Electricite du Laos (EDL), Pakistan Electric Power Company (Private) Limited (PEPCO) and National Transmission & Dispatch Company (NTDC). As all of the trainees were experts in power industry in charge of establishing power policy, setting up long-term power plans, or operating generation, transmission & power system, etc. within their countries, they showed high enthusiasm and interest about Korea's power industry and power policy establishment during the training program.
In this two-week training program, lectures were focused on establishment of domestic power policies as well as the current status and methodologies of long-term power planning. Trainees were introduced to countermeasures for climate change, which is a global hot issue, and to implementation of new technologies such as smart grids. One trainee said that he was so impressive with the advanced power technology of Korea's power industry through various programs including exchanges with overseas business teams of generation companies such as KOWEP, KOSPO and KOMIPO.
Trainees visited power plants including Paldang Hydroelectric Power Plant, Sihwa Tidal Power Plant, Seoincheon Combined Cycle Power Plant and G/T Repair Shop for field training. They could also experience Korean culture, both past and present, through the Seoul cultural tour program on weekends.
With this training program as a starting point, KPX plans to actively execute overseas training programs throughout the year. Such programs are expected to increase awareness of Korea's power industry in developing countries and to greatly assist overseas power businesses promoted by domestic power companies.