General Info
  • Population (million)

    51.7

  • Land Area (sq km)

    100339

  • GDP (million USD)

    1619423

Power Generation Capacity by Fuel Type
  • Renewable Energy (%)

    6.2

  • Fossil Fuels (%)

    35.2

  • Nuclear (%)

    30

  • Other (%)

    28.6

Wind Energy Statistics
  • Installed Capacity (MW)

    1299

  • Offshore Installed Capacity (MW)

    80

  • Small Wind Capacity (kW)

    1200

  • Share of Wind - electricity generation (%)

    0.49

Policy & Regulations Overview

In December 2017, South Korea announced the Renewable Energy 3020 Implementation Plan (“RE3020”), an ambitious roadmap to produce 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 (renewable currently accounts for 7% of the total energy mix), and is now in the process of enacting laws to mandate the government to abide by the RE3020.

Author

Prof.Emeritus Dr.-Ing. Choong-Yul Son