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Current status of NRE RD&D in Korea
THE 3RD BASIC PLAN FOR NRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT STATUS OF NRE DEPLOYMENT FOUNDATION FORMATION PROJECT
The 3rd Basic Plan for NRE Technology Development and Deployment

In December 2008, the 3rd Basic Plan for NRE (New and Renewable Energy) Technology Development and Deployment was established to set the medium-long term target for NRE development and deployment and to provide action plans and basic strategies to achieve it. The 3rd Basic Plan focuses on harnessing the NRE industries as a new growth engine for the Korean economy through fostering their economy.

The Fundamental Directions of the Plan are :

  • To classify renewable energy sources into deployment focused group (wind, bioenergy, waste and geothermal) and an R&D focused group (PV, hydrogen and fuel cell)
  • To respond to the climate change and the exhaustion of fossil fuels
  • To provide the prospect of medium and long term NRE deployment

NRE Deployment Targets

  • According to the BaU scenario, the NRE share of primary energy supply will account for 3.6percent in 2015, 4.2 percent in 2020 and 5.7 percent in 2030.
  • In the target scenario, the NRE share of primary energy supply will account for 4.3 percent in 2015, 6.1 percent in 2020 and 11.0 percent in 2030.

NRE Deployment Prospects

  2008 2010 2015 2020 2030
Primary Energy
(M TOE)
247 253 270 287 300
NRE (Thou. TOE) 6,360 7,566 11,731 17,520 33,027
Share of NRE 2.58% 2.98% 4.33% 6.08% 11.0%
Deployment Status by NRE sources
While the increase rate of marine energy, geothermal energy, solar thermal energy and wind energy is projected to be high, waste energy and hydro energy are to turn downward.
A share of bioenergy will grow to 31.4% and take second position just behind waste energy.

Status of NRE Deployment

(Unit: Thou. TOE, %)
  2008 2010 2015 2020 2030 Annual
increase (%)
Solar thermal 33 (0.5) 40 (0.5) 63 (0.5) 342(2.0) 1,882(5.7) 20.2
PV 59 (0.9) 138 (1.8) 313 (2.7) 552 (3.2) 1,364 (4.1) 15.3
Wind 106 (1.7) 220 (2.9) 1,084 (9.2) 2,035 (11.6) 4,155 (12.6) 18.1
Bioenergy 518 (8.1) 987 (13.0) 2,210 (18.8) 4,211 (24.0) 10,357 (31.4) 14.6
Hydro 946 (14.9) 972 (12.8) 1,071 (9.1) 1,165 (6.6) 1,447 (4.4) 1.9
Geothermal 9 (0.1) 43 (0.6) 280 (2.4) 544 (3.1) 1,261 (3.8) 25.5
Marine 0 (0.0) 70 (0.9) 393 (3.3) 907 (5.2) 1,540 (4.7) 49.6
Waste 4,688 (73.7) 5,097 (67.4) 6,316 (53.8) 7,764 (44.3) 11,021 (33.4) 4.0
Total 6,360 7,566 11,731 17,520 33,027 7.8
Primary Energy
(M TOE)
247 253 270 287 300 0.9
Share 2.58% 2.98% 4.33% 6.08% 11.0%