Govt. Plans to Increase Power Supply by 20% by 2020
The Korean government has unveiled plans to increase the country's power supply by almost 16 million kilowatts by 2020 to better cope with the recent electricity shortage.
This would mean extending the nation's power capacity by 20 percent.The Ministry of Knowledge Economy says it has picked a number of companies to build the necessary thermal power generators.
The ministry says they will be powered by liquefied natural gas or coal.However, with a little over a month left until the new administration takes office and the public still worried about the safety of power plants, the ministry says the final plan will only be finalized after all sides have been consulted.