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Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO/Hanjeon)

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO/Hanjeon) is a majority state owned company headquartered in Naju-si, Republic of Korea (South Korea). In 2020, its revenue was USD 49.6 billion and installed capacity was 84 GW. KEPCO/Hanjeon aims to reduce its emissions by 47 million tCO2 compared to business-as-usual (BAU) by 2030 and to increase its total renewable generation capacity to 41.2 GW, including subsidies. KEPCO/Hanjeon does not have a coal phase-out date.

Ranking position
#46 /50
Total score
8.8 /100
Performance score
3.7 /20
Narrative Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 0.0 /4 #35

Material Investment

#1 0.8 /7 #39

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2 #20


#1 1.4 /4 #32

Policy Engagement

#1 0.7 /1 #8

Business Model

#1 0.8 /2 #27
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Leading practices

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Risks and opportunities


KEPCO/Hanjeon receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. The rate at which KEPCO/Hanjeon’s future scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity is projected to decrease between 2021 and 2025 should be about three times higher to align with its 1.5°C pathway. Without the phase-out of coal before 2035, or targets to do so, KEPCO/Hanjeon will further deviate from its 1.5°C pathway. KEPCO/Hanjeon plans to expand its renewables capacity and invest in EV and smart grid infrastructure. But it lacks focus on carbon abatement, required if KEPCO/Hanjeon aims to continue using fossil fuels.

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More about the company

Naju-si, Republic of Korea
Group revenue (2020)
USD 49.6 billion
Publicly listed, with 57.53% owned by the government of the Republic of Korea
Installed capacity (2020)
83.9 GW

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