On Jan. 19, Jeju branch Director Kim Hong Yeon of the Korea Electronic Power Corporation (KEPCO) announced that after five years of construction its second high-voltage direct current (HVDC) project will be completed this April.
The second HVDC construction project entails the installation of 400,000 kilowatts-submarine cable running 122 kilometers between Jeju and Jindo, South Jeolla Province.
Electric capacity of the second HVDC is expected to be 250,000 kilowatts, which is 100,000 kilowatts greater than the first HVDC between Haenam, South Jeolla Province, and Jeju.
Currently, Jeju can provide roughly 822,000 kilowatts a year. When the second HVDC is activated, Jeju KEPCO can provide over 1 million kilowatts a year.
The HDVC will be composed of two power transmission cables. This system will allow for the constant transfer of power for if one cable is not working properly, the other will be utilized. Also, this bi-directional transmission cable will allow Jeju-generated electricity to reach the mainland, which will then be used as infrastructure for the island’s new energy generation projects.
KEPCO Jeju announced that “With activation of the second HVDC, KEPCO Jeju will be able to stabilize Jeju’s electricity demand which is sharply increasing due to the Jeju Free International City project and other tourism development projects.”
For more information, call KEPCO Jeju at 064-740-3324.
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