Bataan officials visit South Korea’s K-MEG

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  • Mhike R. C.
  • 8 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Some provincial and city government officials of Bataan are currently on a business tour in Seoul, South Korea for a study and inspection on the latest technologies focusing on energy generation using pro-environment systems.

Geoff  Loyola, Chief of the Provincial Information  Office and Management Information Systems Office told this reporter that they have visited the Korean Micro-Energy Grid (K-MEG) offices, K-MEG Smart Grid and its Research and Development Center.

The delegation is led by Governor Albert Raymond Garcia where he is joined by Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique “Joet” Garcia III, Balanga Vice Mayor Noel Valdecanas, and Engr. Butch Baluyot, chief of the Provincial Management Office (PMO) who left Bataan last Thursday morning. 

K-MEG is a consortium of 80 Korean companies including Samsung C&T, KT Corporation, Nara Controls, Ecosian, and S&G Controls among others. K-MEG’s technology concept is from macro grid to micro grid, that is, the integration of electrical power, heat and gas. This company believes that energy and ICT convergence is the new growth engine using real-time delivery, broadband connectivity, secured integration and bulk data management.

One company in the U.S. explains how it operates. First, it has an Energy Operation Center that runs its various control and automation systems. From a location, K-MEG can monitor energy systems, air flow usage and utility output in a building. Other features include a Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), Advanced Monitoring Infrastructure (AMI), environmental sensors and sensor network.

Said technology is also being applied in their local areas such as Seoul University, Sihwa Industrial Complex, etc., and overseas business field trials in the United States (New York and Chicago), Finland, Russia, Australia, India and Indonesia.

In the last news briefing of Mayor Garcia with the Bataan press, he said that they are planning to apply this technology in Balanga City and the whole province as well. Loyola said they have also visited other places in Seoul such as Songdo State University, Sondo City Integrated Operation Center and Cisco Global Center of Excellence.

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