28 Feb '12, 8pm

Go Big with Homegrown: South Korea To Build Massive Wind Project

This past November, the South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy unveiled a massive new wind energy project to be constructed along its southwest coast—a project that some people, like energy consultant Alan Nogee, are calling the largest wind project in the world “onshore or offshore.” But just how big is it? “2.5 GW is an enormous wind farm,” says Sean Casten, CEO of Recycled Energy Development . “In fact, 2.5 GW is an enormous power plant of any power plant type. So in terms of scale, this is nothing to sneeze about; this is a huge investment.” Steven Kopits, Managing Director at Douglas Westwood , says 2.5 GW is approximately equivalent to “two good-sized coal plants or two biggish units on a nuclear plant.” At that size, it may influence regional energy markets — it represents 2.5 GW South Korea won’t have to import and “can be a meaningful source of power in the re...

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