Electrical Business


ESA and Korea Electrical Safety Corporation sign MOU

December 11, 2019 | By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk

From left: David Collie, president & CEO, Electrical Safety Authority and Sung Wan Cho, president & CEO, Korea Electrical Safety Corporation. Photo: Electrical Safety Authority

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (KESCO) have signed a  memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation on electrical safety. KESCO was established by the government of South Korea in 1974 to help prevent electrical safety incidents. It is responsible for inspections of electrical facilities and research and development of technology for the promotion of electrical safety.

The MOU will help establish a framework to encourage collaboration on electrical safety systems that will benefit safety efforts in both countries. ESA and KESCO will share information and participate in training opportunities and seminars to help identify and reduce the leading causes of electrical safety risk.

The two organizations will work together to improve electrical safety in several areas, including:

  • Exchange of electrical safety Acts, regulations, policies and standards;
  • Exchange of information regarding electrical accident statistics, technical developments and training, including new technologies such as renewable energy and energy storage;
  • Reciprocal visits of experts for technical cooperation;
  • Consulting on electrical safety inspection methodology, such as ESA’s new risk based oversight program; and
  • Participating in training and seminars, such as continuing education programs and technical training for internal and external audiences.

“Cooperating with other leading experts in the field of electrical safety, like KESCO, broadens our knowledge and brings a different perspective,” said David Collie, president and CEO, ESA. “We are pleased to participate in opportunities to promote shared knowledge and best practices to help reduce electrical-related harms and encourage electrical safety.”


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