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Expanding Value of New, Renewable Energy
The state-run energy management company signed an MOU with the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University to develop specialists in new and renewable energy
Expanding Value of New, Renewable Energy
  • By matthew
  • October 5, 2011, 14:19
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The New and Renewable Energy Center of the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) announced on August 8 that it signed an MOU regarding the development of specialized human resources with the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University. As part of the MOU, the two centers will develop educational programs on new and renewable energy, such as wind and solar power at least twice a year for the next five years.

The educational programs have been offered to Korean participants. 14 Korean students participated in the first wind power program from August 8 to 13. The wind power education program included a summary of the US electric power market, power distribution, wind power complex design, feasibility and policy effects, as well as case studies and a tour of a wind power generation complex.

The two organizations will join forces to develop specialized global human resources by creating specialized programs focusing on the new and renewable energy sector, such as solar power. They are planning to develop educational programs which can help Korean new and renewable energy companies tap into the US.market.

“We will spare no support to nurture specialists by striving to provide training and educational programs for companies as they are urgently needed in order to develop specialized human resources that will take the lead in exporting new and renewable energy,” said Kim Hyeong-jin, director of the New and Renewable Energy Center.

Meanwhile, the Korea Energy Management Corporation will hold the Renewable Energy Korea 2011 at COEX under the slogan “Renew Our Future with Renewable Energy” from October 19 to 22. Last year, 136 companies from 14 countries participated in the energy trade show, signing deals worth US$1.23 million through meetings with buyers. The Renewable Energy Korea event has become a successful exhibition, and one which offers excellent business opportunities to energy-related companies.

This year, leading companies in the new and renewable energy sector attending the event include Samsung Heavy Industries, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, STX Heavy Industries, Hanjin Industries and Vestas. The organizing committee is planning to provide a better business environment by inviting local governments, public organizations and investors, while carrying out various online and offline publicizing activities through major media outlets.

Other valuable programs include business meetings between exhibitors and buyers, conferences, seminars, the Green Ocean Forum by the Electronic Times, the International Wind Power Forum by the KOTRA and the Korea Wind Energy Industry Association, and the New and Renewable Energy Awards. In particular, top specialists from the new and renewable energy sector will predict the future of the new and renewable energy industry and market as well as suggest future strategies.

Furthermore, organizers will hold a street campaign featuring popular entertainers in order to publicize the new and renewable energy industry and the energy trade show. The final day of the exhibition will be designated a Public Day in order for people to enter the show free of charge.

Renewable Energy Korea 2011 will take place in conjunction with the 31th Korea Green Energy Show. Visitors will have the opportunity to understand industrial trends in energy sectors. Online pre-application is possible at the following address: www.nre-korea.or.kr