[이데일리 윤종성 기자] Small-scale hydrogen fuel cell power plants that produce electricity in an eco-friendly manner will be installed in various places in the downtown area of Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do.
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced on the 27th that it signed a joint development agreement with Changwon City, SK Eco Plant, Gyeongnam Energy, and Pukyong Environmental Technology, and promoted a city-wide distributed small-scale hydrogen fuel cell project.
This project is to install and operate a hydrogen fuel cell system, which is an eco-friendly distributed energy, on a small scale.
With the signing of this agreement, urban distributed small-scale fuel cell systems will be installed in eight idle sites in Changwon-si.
Construction is scheduled to start in August next year and be completed in the second half of 2023.
The electricity produced at all eight sites is 150,000 MWh per year, which is enough electricity to be used by about 60,000 households.
As the largest shareholder in this project, KHNP will oversee the project, and Changwon City will support site rental and licensing/permission.
SK Eco Plant is in charge of EPC (design, procurement, and construction), Gyeongnam Energy is in charge of city gas (LNG) supply, and Pukyong Environmental Technology is in charge of business development.
KHNP President Jeong Jae-hoon said, “Through this project that utilizes the inherent strength of hydrogen fuel cells, which is a distributed power source, we will create a model example of a regionally friendly distributed energy system.”