KEPCO and the Army concluded an MOU for protection of electricity facilities.
In preparation for emergency, army troops and protective equipments will be deployed at major electricity facilities, such as power plants, substations and transmission lines.
Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO, President: Cho Hwan-eik) and the Korean Army concluded an MOU on September 16 at the Army Headquarters in Daejeon for establishing integrated protective system for electric power facilities.
Under the agreement, the Army will support army troops and protective equipments for KEPCO’s major electric power facilities in case of emergency, while KEPCO will provide to the Army with information on electricity facilities and support safety inspections on electricity equipments at military facilities.
With the MOU, KEPCO expects that it can further improve reliability for stable power supply by establishing perfect system for protecting electricity facilities, which are important national infrastructures.
President Cho Hwan-eik of KEPCO said, “Major electricity facilities, such as power plants, substations and transmission towers are very difficult to protect in case of emergency as they are scattered across the country. The MOU for establishing integrated protection system concluded with the Army will serve as a momentum of bringing comfort and reliability to the people by guaranteeing stability in power supply in peacetime as well as in emergency.”
The MOU signing ceremony was attended by President Cho Hwan-eik, top executives of 6 power generation companies and General Cho Jeong-hwan, Chief of Staff of the Army.