Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Industry Power generation
Nuclear power
Founded 2001 (2001)
Founder(s) Korea Electric Power Corporation
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people Kim Jong-Shin (CEO)
Products Electricity
Employees 7,500 (2008)
Parent Korea Electric Power Corporation
Website www.khnp.co.kr/index_en.jsp

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) is a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). It operates large nuclear and hydroelectric plants in South Korea, which are responsible for about 40% of the country's electric power supply. It was formally established in 2001 as part of a general restructuring at KEPCO,[1] although KEPCO had opened its first nuclear plant at Kori in Busan in 1977. The first commercial operation of Kori nuclear #1 was held 1978.

The company also operates internationally, with offices in New York, Atlanta, Paris and Tokyo. The current CEO is Jong-Shin Kim. As of 2008, it had about 7,500 employees and sales revenue in KRW 5.8 trillion (approximately US$7 billion). The current international credit ratings are A2 stable/A stable/A+ stable(Moody's/S&P/Fitch), which are one of the top in global utility industry.[2]

In October 2013 a former chief executive of KHNP, amongst about 100 people, was indicted for falsifying nuclear component safety documents.[3]

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  1. ^ "History". KHNP English-language site. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Organization". KHNP English-language site. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Indictments for South Korea forgery scandal". World Nuclear News. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Facilities&Assets". KHNP English-language site. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 

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