Friday, September 2, 2011

The Largest Tidal Power Plant in The World: Lake Shihwa Tidal Power Plant in Seoul, Korea

The President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak has officially started partial functioning of what is to become the world’s largest tidal power plant in Seoul early this week. Mr Lee presented the project as part of his government’s trademark policy towards low-carbon and green growth aspects of development. The tidal power plant at the artificial sea-water Lake Shihwa, has been acclaimed by several experts for its contribution to the world’s fight against climate change and energy deficiency.

The Lake Shihwa tidal power plant partially started functioning in early August 2011. Six out of 10 generators have been in operation now. The remaining generators are expected to begin operation by the end of 2011. Once finished, the tidal power plant will be able to generate 254,000 kilowatts per day to become the world’s largest tidal power plant and it will surpass the Rance Tidal Power Station in France, producing 240,000 kilowatts a day. Power from the Seoul tidal power plant will be enough for a city with a population of 500,000 people. Source: Yonhap News

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