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Korean Electric Unit Halts Part of Thermal-Power Plant in Ulsan

December 09, 2011

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- A generator at Korea East-West Power Co.’s thermal-power plant in Ulsan stopped operations yesterday, the unit of Korea Electric Power Corp. said.

The 400-megawatt generator, one of nine at the Ulsan plant southeast of Seoul, halted after a malfunction, two officials at Korea East-West who asked not to be identified said by phone, responding to a YTN television report.

The Ulsan plant, with a capacity of 3,000 megawatts, supplied 2,300 megawatts yesterday and today “as usual” even as the generator remained shut, the officials said.

Korea East-West Power, based in Seoul, operates five thermal plants in South Korea with combined capacity of 8,814 megawatts. That’s equivalent to almost 12 percent of domestic electricity supply, according to its website.

--Editors: Mike Anderson, Ryan Woo.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sangim Han in Seoul at sihan@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Amit Prakash at aprakash1@bloomberg.net.


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