South Korea plans 80-MW wind farm project - report
Aug 9, 2011 - By 2014, the government of South Korea is planning to construct an 80-MW wind power complex in the southwestern parts of the country, local newspaper Etnews reported, citing a ministry official.
The wind farm complex will be located in the Jeollanam-do province. According to the source, South Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy will unveil the project in September.
South Korea is the fourth-biggest economy in Asia and also the continents' fourth-biggest polluter. It targets an 18% share of the global renewable energy market by 2030. At the start of August, South Korea's Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs announced that it would turn on the switch of a 254-MW tidal power facility three months ahead of schedule. The facility, touted as the first such installation in the country, is estimated to annually produce 552 million kWh.