Leadership of the Next Generation fitting development
(From EHV level to UHV fitting production)
In the short history of the domestic electric power industry, we have made great technological advances. We developed electric transmission fittings such as 154kV, 345kV and 765kV, and substituted localization. We contributed a great deal to the construction of an electric power net and to national facilities development. In addition to the above, we succeeded in the development of the Boltless Spacer Damper and special area insulator fittings. Further, we are doing our best to develop new, high quality electric power transmission products.
Status of Korean Electric Power System
Along with our national economic development and escalating consumption levels of goods and services, the consumption of electric power also increases each year. Korea¡¯s electric power consumption is expected to increase about twice its current power consumption levels by 2030. As the electric facilities are our valuable national assets to be handed down to the next generation, we need to use wisdom and exert efforts to enhance the economy and added value of power supply. In this regard, graphic panels are used to explain the elements for understanding the current status of electric power and predict the facility capacity and demand of electricity so that we share the necessity of constructing more facilities to keep up with the increasing power consumption.
Status of the World`s Large-Capacity Electric Power Systems
Examining the status and effects of large-capacity electric power systems in other countries will help recognize and understand the necessity of establishing large-capacity electric power system in our country. Many countries including Canada, Ukraine, and South Africa as well as other advanced countries such as USA and Japan have already been focusing their efforts on establishing large-capacity electric power systems and enhancing their national competitiveness since a long time ago. Visitors can watch videos showing status of large-capacity electric power systems (upgraded voltage, commissioned year, transmission distance, characteristics, etc.) in Canada, Ukraine, U.S.A., Hungary, Poland, Venezuela, Brazil, Russia, Japan and Korea and learn about each country¡¯s capital city, GNP, population density and electric power facilities on the monitors of the video system.
Country Voltage
Canada 735 600 1965 Transports 5,000MW electric power from hydroelectric power plants in the northern area.
Ukraine 750 4,000 1967 Ukraine¡¯s 750kV transmission line technologies are uniquely excellent in Europe. This country also designed 1,100kV DC transmission lines and manufactured 1,800kV test transformers.
United States 765 300 1969 Currently developing 1,500kV technologies. States
Hungary 750   1979  
South Africa 765 440 1984 The world¡¯s first GIS substation (1988).
Poland 750 114 1984 Connected with Russia.
Venezuela 765 650 1984 Transports electric power from hydroelectric power plants
Brazil 765 900 1984 Transports 13,000MW electric power from hydroelectric power plants
Russia 1,150 2,500 1985 Transports large-scale electric power from thermal and hydroelectric power plants in the Siberian area.
Japan 1,000 250 1992 Operates the 500kV system at present. Plans 1,000kV GIS substations. Transports 10,000MW electric power from nuclear power plants.
India 765 450 1994 Currently operates the 400kV system in preparation for load increase.
Korea 765 332 2002 Transports electric power from thermal and nuclear power plants in the central and southern areas.