Korea's western coast boasts tidal ranges of up to 9 meters, providing a perfect setting for tidal power generation. The Sihwa Lake in Gyeonggi Bay suffered from serious pollution. In order to save the dying Gyeonggi Bay, Korea has built the largest tidal plant in the world by distributing sea water as well as utilize the tidal ranges of the western coast
Sihwa-lake tidal power plant will help boost Korea's energy self-sufficiency through the green energy development, can supply electricity to a population of 500,000, cut down petroleum imports by 862,000 barrels per year, and reduce the generation of CO2 by 315,000 tons per year. By distributing massive sea water through tidal power generation, the Sihwa Lake become full of life.
The Capacity of the Sihwa-lake tidal plant is 254MW, which is equivalent to about one fourth of a typical nuclear power plant.
The world's largest Sihwa-lake tidal power plant will put Korea on an equal footing with such advanced tidal power generating countries as France and Canada.
Sihwa-lake tidal power plant generates power by storing water during the flow, and releasing it during the ebb. It therefore relies on the change in water level between ebb and flow to generate power.
Sihwa-lake tidal power plant is an environmentally safe power plant creating clean, green energy. Tidal forces are unpolluted, renewable energy. The world's largest tidal power plant has been built in Korea for the first time, setting new standards for national energy policies and power plant construction.
The Sihwa-lake tidal power plant is a dynamic force that will lead Korea's green growth. K-water has always been a leader of eco-friendly land development and developing clean alternative energy. Through the Sihwa-lake tidal power plant, we are opening doors for a new future with clean energy and green growth.