Energy, Security and Environment
Monday, July 28, 2003

Initiated in 2001, the Northeast Asia Regional Grid Project, organized by Nautilus Institute with collaborating institutions and individuals in Northeast Asia, aims to examine the feasibility of grid interconnection among the countries of the region on a real and practical level, taking full account of the energy, economic, political, and environmental situations in the countries of the region. To date, the Regional Grid Project has included two workshops, the first in Beijing, China in May, 2001, and the second in Shenzhen, China, in May of 2002. Summaries of the activities carried out at these workshops, as papers and other materials prepared for the workshops, can be found on the Nautilus Institute World-wide Web site at and, respectively. The September 30 to October 3, 2003 Workshop on Northeast Asia Power Grid Interconnection, which will be held in Vladivostok, the Russian Federation, and co-hosted by the Far Eastern Branch of WWF-Russia (FEB-WWF) and by the Economic Research Institute (ERI) of the Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, is thus the third in the series of Grid workshops.

Overall, the Northeast Asia Regional Grid Project has as its goals to establish collaborations between energy policy researchers, power system experts, engineers, and environmental experts from the Northeast Asia region and elsewhere to identify the potential benefits of, constraints to, and barriers in implementing, electric power grid interconnections in the Northeast Asia region. Through these collaborations, the project hopes to establish open means of communication and a clear understanding between national researchers in the region, Nautilus researchers, and others, in order to assist the process of collaborative work for the regional grid interconnection. The collaborative work will include development and sharing of consistent scenarios for electricity supply and demand in each of the countries of the region and in the region as a whole, and evaluation of these scenarios to establish the range of costs and benefits of potential regional grid integration. The costs and benefits of grid integration are defined broadly to include economic, environmental, and security impacts.

For more information contact the Nautilus Institute at or call 1-510-295-6100.


Project Updates

* East Asia Energy Datasets NEW!

* Third Workshop on Power Grid Interconnection in Northeast Asia
September 30 to October 3, 2003

* Second Workshop on Power Grid Interconnection in Northeast Asia
May 5-8, 2002

* First Workshop on Power Grid Interconnection in Northeast Asia
May 14-16, 2001


Papers and Presentations in Third Workshop

Presentation Material in Second Workshop

Commissioned Papers in First Workshop

Presentation Material in First Workshop

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