Nordic energy research conference in Seoul
On December 7th 2017, the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Korea came together to host the Nordic Energy Research Conference in Seoul highlighting Nordic energy research..
…with the aim of reaching out to ministries, research institutions, universities and companies in South Korea.
— Sunwoo Vivian Lee (@sunvivlee) December 8, 2017
The conference aimed to share ideas on sustainable energy systems, present real-life experiences of Nordic and Korean solutions for renewable energy as well as increase awareness of the Nordic countries as collaboration partners for Korea in the field of energy research and innovation.
Nordic Energy Research’s CEO Hans Jørgen Koch addressed the conference and presented “How to achieve energy- and climate goals in the most cost-effective way: The Nordic Carbon Neutral Scenario.” Klaus Skytte of the Flex4RES flagship project will also presented “Achieving flexible and sustainable energy systems.”
This conference was an opportunity for experts and stakeholders to exchange views on the South Korean government’s and the Nordic countries’ energy policies, and provide a platform to establish and strengthen Nordic-Korean collaboration.
The Nordic countries will keep pushing for high ambition in renewable energy and this will be realized by reaching out to leading research hubs globally, like South Korea.
NORDIC SOLUTIONS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY
The future will most likely be powered by more renewable energy sources like hydropower, bioenergy, solar energy and wind power, but in the process of getting there; societies needs a bridge between the technologies of today and the ones of the future and at the same time make sure it is done the most efficient way. The share of renewable energy in electricity in 2015 was for Denmark (51 %), Finland (33 %), Norway (106 %) and Sweden (67 %).
ENERGY IN KOREA – FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
As of 2015, South Korea’s renewable energy penetration rate was at 4.6% from primary energy source (2011-2015), and renewable energy supply rate had increased by 15.1% over these five years. South Korea’s new Moon government has promoted a strategy to achieve up to 20% in new and renewable energy proportion. By reducing the proportion of waste by each source and cultivating more solar and wind power as key sources, South Korea plans to achieve this goal by 2030.