Gas pushed out of South Korea’s energy mix

South Korea is looking to nuclear and renewables to meet growing demand for power, while the share of gas in the mix is set to decline South Korea is looking to nuclear and renewables to meet growing demand for power, while the share of gas in the mix is set to decline.
By Andrew Walker 12 January 2017 0 23460

The proportion of South Korea’s power generated by combined-cycle gas turbine plants fell from a high of 24% in 2013 to less than 20% in the first nine months of 2016. Growing contributions from nuclear power and renewables are replacing gas. Nuclear provided one-third of the country’s power between January and September 2016, up from 27% in 2013. The share of renewables in the overall mix is small, at just 3%, but its contribution to the grid nearly doubled in 2015 compared with 2012.

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