The Korea Southern Power Company Limited (KOSPO). a spin-off of the Korea Electric Power Corporation, is preparing to begin work on a new combined heat and power (CHP) station in Daegu, in southeast South Korea.

KSPC is partnering with another Korean company Daegu Green Power and both companies have worked together to design and engineer the liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fired CHP plant, which is scheduled for completion in 2014.

LNG and natural gas are becoming increasingly popular choices for CHP fuel, as well as refuse-derived fuel.

CHP is firmly embedded in Korea, mainly due to its role alongside the country’s extensive district heating systems.

The South Korean government is pushing for more CHP, planning to raise the number of plants by a third within the next 10 years and KOSPO’s Daegu CHP plant is set to come on line at the same time as several others throughout the country.

Most of the CHP plants currently under development in South Korea are gas-fired, though coal is still a popular fuel choice for general power stations.

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