A view of the KDHC pavilion during the Korea Energy Show 2017 that took place at the KINTEX from Sept. 19 to 22.
The Korea District Heating Corp. (KDHC) is considered to be synonymous with the Korean community energy industry. The predecessor of the KDHC was established as the nation’s first home and commercial district heat business operator in 1986. It shifted into a public entity with the current name in May 1992 in accordance with the enactment of the Community Energy Business Act. The corporation is the nation’s largest district heating business operator with 18 business sites 12 in the Seoul metropolitan area and six in provincial districts covering 1.44 million apartment housing units and 2,260 commercial buildings.
In a word, the community energy business operator simultaneously produces and supplies electricity and heat. Combined-cycle units generate electricity using 50 percent of the energy they get by burning liquefied natural gas, and supplies the remainder as heat, hot water and heating energies to households and commercial buildings.