1. Introduction to the businesses
  2. Energy saving in buildings
  3. Countermeasures 
against climate change
  4. Energy saving 
in transportation
  5. New? renewable 
    1. Goal
    2. A Message from the Director
    3. Overview of KEMCO and NREC
    4. Energy Review in Korea
    5. Energy Review in Korea
    6. Current status of NRE RD&D in Korea
    7. Program for promoting NRE deployment
    8. Program for promoting NRE utilization
    9. International Cooperation
  6. Inspection of heat-using machines and equipment
  7. Energy Audit
  8. Energy Service Company (ESCO)
  9. Support in the form of funds and tax incentives
  10. Integrated Energy Supply (IES)
  11. Consultation for Energy Use plan
  12. Efficiency management system
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Overview of KEMCO and NREC
KEMCO (Korea Energy Management Corporation)
Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) is a government agency responsible for the implementation of energy conservation policies and energy efficiency improvement measures as well as climate change mitigation activities. It was established in 1980 by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy under the “"Rational Energy Utilization Act.” Its primary function is nationwide energy management by providing services that vary from technical and financial support to administrative services, thereby pursuing the ultimate goal of building an environment-friendly socio-economic structure.

Major Activities of KEMCO

  1. Energy management in the sectors of energy-intensive industry and buildings through energy audits, inspections and follow-up measures
  2. Efficiency and safety management of industrial equipment, plus home and office appliances through efficiency standards setting and labeling program
  3. Demand-side management(DSM)
  4. Financial assistance toward energy conservation and efficiency improvement projects, and energy service companies (ESCOs)
  5. Climate change mitigation
  6. Public relations
  7. Education, training and publications
  8. Energy information service
  9. International cooperation
NREC (New Renewable Energy Center)
New and Renewable Energy Center(NREC) was established as the affiliate of KEMCO to support and promote new and renewable energy. It has supported and has carried out government’'s policies to promote NRE deployment. The 2030 target, providing 11% of NRE in our total primary energy supply(TPES), could be achieved through following activities.

Major Activities of NREC

  1. Technological demand survey
  2. Subsidy program to promote deployment
  3. Certification scheme for NRE systems
  4. Statistics
  5. International cooperation
  6. Renewable Portfolio Agreement (RPA)
  7. NRE mandatory use for public buildings
  8. Education, training and public relations
  9. Compilation, analysis, and provision of technological information
  10. Renewable Standard Portfolio(RPS)