DPRK Renewable Energy Project
wednesday, may 15, 2002
The US-DPRK Village Wind Power Pilot Project is the first attempt by a US non-governmental organization to work side-by-side with North Koreans in cooperative development. Previously, non-governmental organizations have been limited by both the American and the North Korean governments to delivering food aid to North Korea.

The project installed seven wind turbine towers in a rural village on the west coast of North Korea. The towers provide clean, renewable energy to the village's medical clinic, kindergarten, and households. In addition to meeting urgent humanitarian needs, this pilot project enables North Korea to demonstrate that it is willing to conform to international standards for development assistance. It is thus seen as a stepping stone from which North Korea can enter the international development community.

The project is funded by the W. Alton Jones Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Ploughshares Fund, the Greenville Foundation, the Compton Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

Photo Gallery

An extensive collection of photographs documenting the two missions to the DPRK as well as the DPRK energy delegation's visits to the U.S. is available for viewing. These photographs document the various stages involved in constructing and raising the wind turbine towers that now provide renewable energy to the village.
Go to Photo Gallery.

Support from Energy and Resource Group, University of California at Berkeley, graduates

Media Coverage

* Los Angeles Times
December 3, 2000
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* Newsweek
November 6, 2000
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* Windpower Monthly
May, 1999
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* Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
May, 1999
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* More coverage...


new * Rural Energy Survey
Paper      Annexes

May 15, 2002

* DPRK Delegation to U.S.
February/March 2001

* Modernizing the Agreed Framework
February 16, 2001

* Mission 3 to DPRK
September/October 2000

* Fuel and Famine
April 2000

* DPRK Delegation visits China
April/May 1999

* DPRK Delegation to U.S.
April/May 1999

* Mission 2 to DPRK
September/October 1998

* Mission 1 to DPRK
May 1998

* DPRK Visit to US
December 1997


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