Kepco becomes first Korean electricity provider in Africa

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Kepco becomes first Korean electricity provider in Africa

Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) launched the first overseas trial of its microgrid power system. The Korean electricity supplier said Monday that it broke ground on the system in Mozambique on Friday, the day after it signed an official contract with the country’s National Energy Fund.

Kepco said it is the first Korean company to operate an electricity business on the African continent.

The microgrid will be set up at Mahanhane, Boane City, about a two hour drive from the country’s capital Maputo. Once the system is completed in November, it will be able to provide steady power to roughly 50 homes, schools and community centers.

Microgrid is a small-scale power grid that provides electricity to remote regions. It can operate either connected to an outside power grid or independently.

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