Analysis of the Korean Power System in a Changing Environment
Background: The Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis (CEEESA) is currently collaborating with the Korean Electric Power Research
Institute (KEPRI). Phase 1 focuses on analyzing the Korean electric
power generating system, taking into consideration the ongoing
deregulation of the electric power market as well as environmental
and economic constraints. The work leverages research results and
models available to KEPRI through its past experiences with Argonne,
such as the Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP), the
Generation and Transmission Maximization Model (GTMax), and the
SIMPACTS/AIRPACTS tool available through the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA).
The proposed work will help the Korean government and its
generating companies implement an integrated resource plan that
accounts for the many complex and changing environmental, economic,
and institutional constraints. This work will consider not only the
direct impacts of the electric power generating system on the
environment, but also the financial issues related to the economics of
power generation, focusing on fossil-fuel-powered and
renewable-powered generating systems.
In phase 2 of the project, the focus is directed at nuclear power.
Specifically, CEEESA is supporting KEPRI in conducting an integrated
assessment of nuclear power in Korea that accounts for a number of
environmental and economic constraints. The work in this Phase will
leverage research results and models available to KEPRI through its
past experiences with Argonne, such as the Wien Automatic System
Planning Package (WASP IV) and the SIMPACTS/NukPacts tools.
Model Transfer, Training, and Capacity Building: As part of the
project, CEEESA has transferred the latest versions of several
software products (ENPEP, GTMax) to KEPRI. CEEESA has extensive expertise and experience in
capacity building by assisting our software users around the world in
the form of training and implementation support. Over the last 25+
years, we have conducted training courses in many locations around
the world and have successfully trained over 1300 experts from more
than 90 countries in the use of our tools. Our models are actively in use
in many of these countries.
Training courses and workshops can be tailored to your
specific needs and can last anywhere between a few days to a couple
of weeks. Courses may be held at Argonne's facility in the Chicago
area or at your facilities.
Click here for information on past and upcoming training courses.
For more information, contact CEEESA.