Welcome to IEA Wind Member Country Activities for
the Republic of Korea 2011
The cumulative installed wind power in The Republic of Korea was 379 MW in 2010 and 406 MW in 2011, increasing by 7% over the previous year. Most wind turbine systems installed in 2011 were supplied by local turbine system manufacturers. An RPS proposal for new and renewable energy was approved by Congress and the government prepared to enact the program in 2012. The required rate of the RPS in 2012 is 2% and will increase to 10% by 2022. A plan for a 2.5-GW offshore wind farm to be built on the west coast over nine years was announced in 2010. The first stage of that project, construction of a 100-MW wind farm, began in 2011. The 2.5 GW of offshore wind farm construction and the RPS are expected to stimulate dramatic growth of wind energy in Korea. Since 2009, the government has concentrated on the development of local component suppliers to secure the supply chain. The government R&D budget continues to include funds to localize component supply and develop core technologies for wind power.