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Energy Plan of Korea focuses on reduction of environmental pollution and promotion of public convenience. Contributing to sustainable growth is also one of the most important goals. For carrying out this goals, Korea District Heating Corp. is a established as a public enterprise in 1985.
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District energy refers to a leading energy distribution system with a highly effective method of energy conservation and environmental improvement by distributing the heat and electricity produced from energy generating plants such as CHp and peak-load boilers, or resource recovery facilities to users in apartments, buildings or shopping districts.
Air pollutants such as sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide and dust can be reduced by 4,544 tons (approximately 39 percent) and GHG emissions by 5,343 tons (approximately 45 percent) through high efficiency CHP and high-tech pollution prevention facilities, as well as the unused energy of incineration heat and landfill gas. District cooling using district hot-water heating is also highly eco-friendly without causing any destruction of the ozone layer.
Compared to normal generation plants producing electricity only, cogeneration plants, manufacturing both electricity and heat at the same time, have doubled energy efficiency and reduced energy consumption 25 percent.
Low-price renewable energy (or unused energy) including incineration heat, waste heat, landfill gas, solar heat and wood chips enables lower production cost and fuel diversification to reduce oil dependency.
CHP contribute greatly to lower costs for power transmission in procuring power generation and locating in areas with high electric power demand and limited locational conditions.