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A timeline outing the success of KESCO


  • February 18, 2014Launching a regional office for South-east Asia at Vietnam
  • June 24, 2011Formally implemented an uninterruped inspection for the first time in the world
  • August 12, 2011Set up an electrical safety management center for IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011
  • September 8, 2011Announced new visions
  • November 14, 2011Won the best CEO prize at the '2011 Global Management Awards'
  • November 18, 2011Selected as a supervision institution of the Electric Power Professional HRD center (FPPC)
  • February 27, 2012Set up an electrical safety management center for the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit
  • March 5, 2012Opened an intelligent electrical safety network for the Jeonju traditional market (first in the nation)
  • March 30, 2012Won the award for the second consecutive year at the '2012 Korea Top Ethical Company Awards'
  • April 13, 2012Set up an electrical safety management center for the International Exposition Yeosu Korea 2012
  • June 25, 2012Opened Middle East Office in Dubai, UAE
  • June 26, 2012Won a prize at the '2012 This year's CEO Awards'


  • January 1, 2007Expanded 24-hour Emergency Responding Service nationwide
  • May 10, 2007Won 'Korean Consumer Confidence Business Award' for 3 consecutive years
  • June 20, 2007Took first place in management evaluation for governmental public agencies for 2 consecutive years
  • April 29, 2009Won a prize in public service at the '2009 Korea Service Satisfaction Awards'
  • September 10, 2009Won the Prime Minister's citation at the '2009 National Productivity Awards'
  • February 5, 2010Won the grand prize for 3 consecutive years at the '2010 Korea Ethical Management Awards'
  • March 18, 2010Won the grand prize for 2 consecutive years at the '2010 Korea Best CEO Awards'
  • August 24, 2010Won a prize in public institution sector at the '2010 Korea Global Service Awards'
  • September 9, 2010Opened an overseas field office in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • October 4, 2010Won group citation from the Minister of Public Administration and Security at the '2009 Disaster Management Evaluation'


  • March 15, 2000Acquired ISO9002 Quality Management System Certification
  • June 15, 2000Opened Electrical Safety Technology Education Institute
  • April 28, 2001Recognized as an international certified testing agency
  • June 4, 2001Won a presidential citation for great safety management activities.
  • April 7, 2003Recognized as a national calibration body (KOLAS)
  • July 20, 2005Won the grand prize in public enterprises at the 'Korea Service Innovation Awards'
  • November 15, 2005Won the grand prize at the '2005 Korea Customer Satisfaction Management Awards'
  • March 8, 2006Won the Prime Minister's citation at the '2005 Prime Minister's Citation for Corruption Prevention Contributors'
  • November 7, 2006Won the presidential prize at the '2005 Presidential Citation for Disaster and Safety Management Contributors'


  • June 7, 1974Set up an incorporated foundation Korea Electrical Security Association (Civil Code Article 32)
  • April 1, 1975Changed its name to Korea Electrical Safety Corporation
  • April 13, 1990Reorganized as a special corporation, Korea Electrical Safety Corporation (Electricity Business Act Article 74)
  • January 1, 1995Opened Electrical Safety Research Institute
  • July 1, 1995Opened head office for engineering services
  • July 18, 1995Designated as a disaster management body (Framework Act on Disaster and Safety Management Article 3)
  • November 1, 1996Won a presidential citation for flood restoration activities