Welcome to IEA Wind Member Country Activities for
the Republic of Korea
The cumulative installed wind power in The Republic of Korea was 487 MW in 2012 and 561 MW in 2013, an increase of 15%. Most wind turbine systems installed in 2013 were supplied by local turbine system manufacturers. The renewable portfolio standard (RPS) proposal for new and renewable energy was enacted in 2012 and the required rate of RPS in 2013 was 2.5%; it will increase to 10% by 2022. In 2013, the second year of the RPS, more than 65% of the target rate was achieved.
A nine-year construction plan for a 2.5-GW offshore wind park on the west coast was announced in 2010. The first stage of the project, construction of a 100-MW wind park, is in progress. The RPS as well as construction of a 2.5-GW offshore wind park are expected to accelerate the growth of wind energy in Korea. Since 2009, the government has concentrated on developing local supply of components to secure the supply chain. More of the government’s R&D budget is allocated to develop local component supply and core technologies for wind power.