Policy Paper

North Korea’s Hydroelectric Power – Part II – Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz

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In an attempt to address the country’s electrical energy needs, the DPRK is placing greater emphasis on the construction and utilization of both hydroelectric and coal-powered, thermal-electric power plants. To date, most of that observed growth has been in the building of hydroelectric dams, principally in the northern provinces, where the terrain is more suitable for such projects.

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