Energy Supply Breakdown in South Korea
- % Coal
- % Gas
- % Petroleum
- % Nuclear Power
- % Renewable Energy
Number of Operable Reactors 23
Number of Reactors Under Construction 5
- Electricity supply has not been able to keep pace.
- Unexpected circumstances such as fluctuations in weather or plant shutdowns have caused government-mandated energy efficiencies and rolling blackouts.
- There have been some past concerns with use of reactor components that were not properly certified, with falsified warranties.
- South Korea's high-tech reactors — with solid safety reputations — make the country’s technology a strong competitor in the world of exporting.
- Nuclear energy has been a strategic priority for the country, as it lacks the natural energy resources — such as oil and natural gas — that benefit many of its neighbors.
- Soaring electricity demand is led by residential consumers, followed by industry and commercial clients.
- Nuclear energy accounts for nearly 30 percent of consumed electricity and this percentage is expected to grow.
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