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South Korean State-Run Electric Power Company to Expand Windfarms in China

July 23, 2008

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap

[By Nam Kwang-sik: "Kepco To Expand Windfarms In China"]

Seoul, July 23 (Yonhap) – Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea’s state-run electric power company, said Wednesday it has signed a deal with China’s biggest electric power company to expand windfarms in China.

Under the deal with Datang Corp., KEPCO will build additional windfarms with a combined generating capacity of 99.5 megawatts in Gansu Province and Inner Mongolia by December this year, the South Korean company said in a statement.

KEPCO said it plans to operate the windfarms over the next 20 years.

KEPCO has built windfarms that have a generating capacity of 188.7 megawatts in the areas between 2005 and 2006.

Originally published by Yonhap news agency, Seoul, in English 0436 23 Jul 08.

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