Korea Electric Power Corporation
Korea Electric Power Corporation, known as the largest electric utility in South Korea, responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and the development of electric power projects including those in nuclear power,wind power and coal. KEPCO takes responsibility for 93% of Korea’s electricity generation. The South Korean government owns a 51% share of KEPCO. Together with its affiliates and subsidiaries, KEPCO has an installed capacity of 65,383 MW. On the 2011 Fortune Global 500 KEPCO ranked 271. KEPCO is a member of the World Energy Council, the World Nuclear Association and the World Association of Nuclear Operators. As of August 2011, KEPCO possesses an A+ credit rating with Fitch Ratings, while Moody’s has assigned KEPCO an A1 stable rating.
KEPCO comprises six power generation companies and four subsidiaries in related business areas. It also owns a stake in four affiliated companies.
As citizen’s demand on faster inspection and billing automation required, KEPCO’s next movement was to enhance field employee’s data collection. The public tender across the nation opened, and DAISHIN Mobilebase’s DS3 came to be the finalist of competition.
Mr. Jung Park who was in charge of project, stated, “Korea’s old residential units are still surrounded by high brick fence which causes difficulty for workers to collect the data, but this solution nullified such barriers as DS3 offers walk-by-scan feature from far distance.”
Further to benefits created, usage could lead to the global energy professionals’ work processes. This would increase the value delivered through the work performed and avoid time wasted on repetitive and low value tasks, thus improving the working conditions of inspectors nation-wide.