KDHC Looks to Reduce Emissions, Including Fine Dust & Other Air Pollutants

By District Energy posted 04-29-2019 00:00


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District heating proved to consume 23.5 percent less energy than individual heating and emit 49.2 percent less air pollutants.

Korea District Heating Corp. (KDHC) is contributing to the development of the national economy by expanding district heating and cooling, considered to be an eco-friendly, high-efficient, and low-carbon energy, through the stable operation of cogeneration power plants.

In particular, the corporation is committed to improving the quality of air by proactively complying with the government’s steps to reduce fine dust, plaguing the nation of late more than ever.

District heating proved to be eco-friendly as it consumed 23.5 percent less energy than individual heating and emitted 49.2 percent less air pollutants and 23 percent less greenhouse gas emissions. The finding was contained in a report on energy consumption reduction of the community heating sector and its effect of improving eco-friendliness between 2014 and 2018 in accordance with the master plan for the 4th community energy supply.

KDHC is accelerating efforts to address the climate change crisis. To this end, the corporation is devoting itself to shifting to eco-friendly energies, introducing advanced air pollution prevention facilities, overhauling facilities and developing technologies with the goal of reducing fine dust and other air pollutions 30 percent by 2025, compared to 2015 levels.

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