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Kospo Met Increasing Market Demands with Existing Turbine Upgrade

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 Kospo Met Increasing Market Demands with Existing Turbine Upgrade - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
Applicable Industries
  • Renewable Energy
Applicable Functions
  • Process Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Process Control & Optimization
The Customer
About The Customer
KOSPO was established on April 2, 2001 in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Restructuring Plans in the Electricity Industry. In preparation of the rapidly changing external market conditions, KOSPO is vigorously striving to achieve higher profitabil
The Challenge
Kospo needed a way to provide a higher reserve margin. Given the rise in demand due to a positive economic environment, Kospo looked to upgrade their fleet of 7F gas turbines to provide additional capacity while controlling emissions.
The Solution
Kospo upgraded two 7F gas turbines with the Advanced Gas Path (AGP) hardware upgrade and the OpFlex software solution.

Hardware Components
- Advanced Gas Path

Software Components
- OpFlex
Quantitative Benefit
  • Both Shin-Incheon and Busan locations are producing an additional 215 Megawatts of power - enough to energize 160,000 homes.
  • Shin-Incheon site had a 180 MW capacity increase and 4.3% efficiency improvement.
  • Busan site had a 35MW capacity increase and 2.6% efficiency improvement.

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