"The clock is ticking for South Korea as it aims to slash its 7-hundred million tons of carbon emissions a year to net zero by 2050.
And this newly built hydrogen fuel cell power plant by Korea Southern Power Company is expected to play a key role.
Currently, this is the biggest of its kind in the world."
Marking the completion of the plant, the company on Tuesday held a ceremony,.. pledging its full support for the country's green transition by providing a stable source of clean energy.
"The goal of net zero by 2050 is our ultimate path. We aim transform ourselves into a green energy company by expanding the portion of renewable energy to as much as 70 percent in the coming three decades."
Located in the western part of Incheon, the plant can generate 700 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year, enough to power some 250-thousand households in the capital area.
And around 44-thousand homes will get heat from the plant.
What's most remarkable about the plant, though, is that it creates almost no harmful by-products and actually purifies the air they say, enough for close to a million people to breathe in a day.
It also contributed to the hydrogen economy more widely in Korea as almost all the materials to build the plant were sourced from local companies.
"At 80 megawatts, we have completed the world's largest largest fuel cell power plant, with equipment supplied by Doosan Fuel Cell. We believe this has done a great deal to grow the local hydrogen sector.
With the new plant as a start,.. Korea Southern Power Company and its parent company KEPCO say they plan to expand the hydrogen power business to other parts of the country, including Busan, and beyond to the global market.
Kim Sung-min, Arirang News.