In April 2019 South Koreas biggest wind farm opened in Yeonggwang, Jeollanamdo. It was constructed by Korea East-West Power Co., a subsidiary of KEPCO, the state-run power utility corporation.
It is South Koreas largest 140-megawatt (MW) wind farm and capable of producing 260,000 megawatt-hour electricity annually. The wind farm can supply about 72,000 households, and in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, it is expected to reduce about 111,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
The wind farm was completed in three stages. The first two facilities were completed in 2014 and 2015 with 20 MW and 40 MW capacity, and in 2019 in the third stage, the last facility with 79.6 MW capacity was completed, making it a wind farm with about 140 MW in total.
To build the complex 409.7 billion won were spent. The complex will be overseen by 45 locally-hired employees and it houses 66 wind power turbines from local companies.
The complex is also special, since it is the first wind farm, where farmers can use the land between the wind turbines to grow crops or vegetables or use the space for other purposes.