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Environmental Management System

EMS (Environmental Management System) Process

With its acquisition of ISO 14001 in 2004, KOMIPO prepared the foundation for an environmental management system. Since then, as a result of having promoted continuous environmental improvements with the participation of all its employees, KOMIPO has been maintaining ISO 14001 certification through annual evaluations of its post-environmental management system. KOMIPO's environmental management system is operated under a systematic improvement process - PLAN, ACTION, DO, and CHECK.

EMS (Environmental Management System) Process Chart

EMS PROCESS
PLAN. KOMIPO has established its environmental guidelines and basic plan for long-term environmental management, ECO-2025, and is implementing detailed strategies to realize a world-class enterprise that considers the environment and humans first - its environmental vision.
DO. KOMIPO is dong its best for optimum operation and environmental improvements that achieve detailed goals for environmental practice and conducting environmental education continuously for all employees to strengthen their related capabilities.
CHECK. KOMIPO is operating diverse environmental assessment programs, including environmental audits, environmental fact-finding investigations and internal assessments, to evaluate the efficient operation of its environmental system and the suitability of its environmental management plan.
ACTION. KOMIPO reflect environmental audit results in its short- and long-term environmental goals and environmental practice plans in consideration of internal & external environmental changes.

Environmental Audits

KOMIPO conducts an environmental audit every year that assesses the efficient operation of its environmental management system and suitability of its environmental management plan to minimize potential environmental risks. In particular, in order to improve weak environmental areas and induce active environmental management, KOMIPO implements both technical checks and internal assessment systems related to the environmental area at its power plants. KOMIPO addresses the environmental audit results immediately after evaluating each case or reflects them in its medium & long-term environmental goals and annual environmental practice plans.

Environmental Audits
Category Examination Org. Target Green Enterprise Post-Examinationt Period
Green Enterprise Post-Examination Ministry of Environment All Power Generation Site Divisions One time/year
ISO 14001 Certification Korean Standards Association
ISO 140001 Internal Assessment KOMIPO
Environmental Management Fact-Finding Investigation KOMIPO
Environmental Management Internal Assessment KOMIPO
Checks by External Organizations Competent Local Autonomous Bodies, Police Stations Frequently

Green Enterprise Designation

A Green Enterprise is designated by the Ministry of Environment after rigorous examinations by related experts of those enterprises actively striving to minimize environmental pollution with the participation of all employees based on the environmental management resolution of the CEO.
KOMIPO Incheon Power Generation Site Division, Jeju Power Generation Site Division and Seocheon Power Generation Site Division received Green Enterprise designation in 1996, 2003 and 2008, respectively, and Sejong Power Generation Site Division and Shin Boryeong Construction Site Division also plan to challenge for the designation, expanding KOMIPO's Green Enterprise-designated power generation site divisions.

Status of Green Enterprise Designations
Power Plant Validity Period Designation Org. Remarks
Incheon Power Generation Site Div. Mar. 11, '16 ~ Mar. 11, '19 (3 years) Ministry of Environment 7 times continuously since '96
Jeju Power Generation Site Div. Apr. 28, '16 ~ Apr. 27, '19 (3 years) Ministry of Environment 4 times continuously since '03
Seocheon Power Generation Site Div. Feb. 28, '16 ~ Feb. 07, '19 (3 years) Ministry of Environment 3 times continuously since '08

Fine Dust Reduction Policy

Expected Effects from Fine Dust Reduction Policy

plans to invest about ₩1 trillion for the functional improvement of main equipment at existing coal-fired power plants and about ₩470 bilKOMIPO lion for improvement of environmental facilities by 2025, reducing emission of air pollutants about 88% (2015 vs. 2025). The company also plans to invest about ₩297 billion for improvement of environmental facilities for Shin Seocheon TPP and Shin Boryeong TPP, which are under construction, with optimum pollutant-prevention facilities, reducing emission of pollutants about 67% over. existing designs. Even if Shin Boryeong TPP #1 & #2 and Shin Seocheon TPP #1, presently under construction, were to be built as previously planned, the emission of air pollutants from KOMIPO's coal-fired power plants after 2025 would be reduced by about 74% after 2025.

Expected Effects from Fine Dust Reduction Policy

Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants(2015~2025)
Investment to Achieve Reduction Goal : Functional Improvement - About ₩1 billiioin, Environmental Facility Improvement-About ₩470 billion
Reduce Air Pollutants About 88% vs.2015
New Constructions
Investment to Achieve Reduction Goal : Environmental Facillity Upgrade - About ₩297 billion
Reduce Air Pollutants About 67% (Vs. Existing Design)

1. Decommission Old Coal-Fired Power Plants & Promote Replacement Construction of LNG Power Plants

Decommission Old Coal-Fired Power Plants & Promote Replacement Construction of LNG Power Plants
Power Plant Completion Decommissioning Plans
Seocheon TPP #1 & #2 1983 Sept. 2018 (already reflected in the 7th Basic Plan for Electricity Supply & Demand)
Boryeong TPP #1 & #2 1984 2025 (at the end of lifespan) (to be reflected in he 8th Basic Plan for Electricity Supply & Demand)

2. Improve Environmental Facilities of Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants (Boryeong TPP #3~#8) to the world's highest level

Procedure for improvement of coal-fired power plant

  1. 1st Stage '16~'18 : Implement intensive reinforcement of environmental facilities before functional improvement

    Implement intensive reinforcement of environmental facilities before functional improvement

    • [Boryeong #1 & #2 ] Functional improvement of DeNOx facility and reinforcement of DeSOx facility
    • [Boryeong #3~#8 ] Install an additional catalyst stage for DeNox facility and reinforce DeSOx facility
  2. 2nd Stage '18~'22 : Reduce pollutants after replacement of environmental facilities

    Reduce pollutants after replacement of environmental facilities

    • [Boryeong TPP #3~#6] (operated for over 20 years) At the time of functional improvement work, replace with the world's highest-level environmental facilities to dramatically reduce air pollutants 84%
  3. 3rd Stage '24~'25 : Promote grand scale of functional improvements of environmental facilities

    Promote grand scale of functional improvements of environmental facilities

    • (Operated under 20 years) Promote grand scale of functional improvements of environmental facilities Reduce air pollutants by an additional 17,300 tons with 5-year earlier implementation vs. original government plan
Air Pollutant Reduction Targets of Coal-Fired Power Plants in Chungnam Province
Air Pollutant Reduction Targets of Coal-Fired Power Plants in Chungnam Province
Category Sox (ppm) Nox (ppm) Dust (㎎/㎥)
Chungnam Targets (Yearly average) 15 10 3
KOMIPO Targets (Yearly average) 12 8 2

3. Design Change & Facility Improvement to Optimum Prevention Facility Level for Generation Facilities Under Construction

Design Change & Facility Improvement to Optimum Prevention Facility Level for Generation Facilities Under Construction

Shin Boryeong TPP : Increase the capacity of circulating pumps for DeSOx facility and install an additional catalyst stage for DeNox facility to reduce air pollutants by an additional 68% vs. the existing design.

Shin Seocheon TPP : Complete the power plant equipped with the world's highest level of environmental facilities to reduce air pollutants about 64% vs. the existing design

Air Environment Management

Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD)

The environmental pollution prevention FGD facility absorbs 90-94% of the SOx occurring when fossil fuel is combusted and producing limestone slurry and react as a by product.

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)

The SCR environmental facility contains an ammonia catalyst that reacts with NOx in exhaust gases and remove NOx after decomposing it into water and nitrogen (non-hazardous to human health).

Electrostatic Precipitator (EP)

The EP is a high-efficiency environmental pollution prevention facility that produces a negative electric charge on dust with the application of high-voltage DC power. The negatively-charged dust is attracted to the positively-charged collecting electrode, removing the dust from emissions.

Water Quality Environmental Management

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