Korea Electric Power Corporation (President & CEO Cheong Seung-il, KEPCO) (KRX:015760) hosts the Bitgaram International Exposition of Electric Power Technology 2021 (BIXPO 2021) on November 10-12, 2021 to introduce future technologies in the energy industry. Hosted at the Kim Dae Jung Convention Center in Gwangju, the exposition is also held online simultaneously.
Marking its 7th year, the BIXPO 2021 will undoubtedly be a comprehensive international energy exposition that presents future technologies and direction of the energy industry, including renewable energies and energy efficiency, under the theme of Carbon Neutrality, the global critical issue.
KEPCO has been hosting the BIXPO to provide the global energy industry with opportunities to share the latest technologies and expand exchanges and collaborations between leading companies in Korea and other countries.
The event this year features keynote addresses by Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations, and Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General of the World Energy Council (WEC).
At the ceremony of declaring the carbon neutrality vision, Cheong Seung-il, President of KEPCO, initially declares the company’s vision of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and discusses its significance.
To help Korea achieve the carbon neutrality goal on schedule, KEPCO plans to lead decarbonization in the energy transition sector by innovating power supply systems, and to fully support other implementation segments, such as overall industry, transportation and buildings.
As part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas, KEPCO will demonstrate major technologies and policies for addressing the climate crisis by composing realistic content, such as smart tables and videos of future vision.
At the Energy Leaders Summit, the primary conference of BIXPO, experts from international organizations in the energy sector including the WEC, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and International Energy Agency (IEA) will discuss global trends of implementing commitment for carbon neutrality by 2050. Also, chief executive officers and chief technology officers at global utilities will disclose commitment to achieving imminent carbon neutrality goals and action plans for achieving such goals of their respective countries.
Visitors who are difficult to participate in person in the event can take part in a variety of events online. Visitors who entered metaverse cyberspace installed in the online platform can visit each booth using their avatars as though they visit real-world booths to view videos of new technologies and directly communicate with exhibitors via voice and text chatting channels.