Impact of New Technology on Asian Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Development in the 21st Century, Part A: Russia and Korea

T.J. Hammons

Keywords

Electric energy development in Asia, Asian electricity infrastructure, new technologies in power generation, Russian and Korean electricityinfrastructure, FACTS, HVDC, widearea management systems,

Abstract

This article is the first of a two-part series that discusses the impact of new technology on Asian power generation, transmission, and distribution in the 21st century. Global tendencies in electricity industry development—globalization, liberalization, diversification, decentralization, and modernization—are reviewed. Also discussed are the current state and development of the electric industry in the Asian part of Russia—installed capacity, fuel balance, prospective installed capacities of interconnected power systems, and hydro energy resources of large and medium-size rivers—together with the capabilities of new energy technologies such as high-technology, high-efficiency gas turbine units, and new nuclear power plants of high reliability and safety. The impact of new technologies on the Korean electricity supply industry is then reviewed. Statistics and prospects of power supply and demand and application of new technology, including renewable energy, clean coal technology and energy savings, FACTS, HVDC, wide-area management systems, and high temperature superconductors, are also discussed.

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