Second Workshop on Power Grid Interconnection in Northeast Asia Agenda


6:30-9:00 Registration and Reception (Shenzhen Bay Hotel) Megan Keever, Nautilus InstituteTianshu Bi, Hong Kong University – Shenzhen Power Research Institute
6:30-7:00 Registration

Megan Keever

7:00-9:00 Reception Dinner


DAY ONE ? MAY 6, 2002



9:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony(Shenzhen Power Research Institute)

Welcome Remarks

Wei Guangyao, State Power Corporation of ChinaShao Liqin, Ministry of Science & Technology

Felix Wu, Hong Kong University


Opening of the Workshop

Peter Hayes, Nautilus Institute

Workshop Schedule & Logistics

Masami Nakata, Nautilus Institute

Take Photographs (SPRI)

10:30-10:45 Break

National Updates on Grid Development and Grid Interconnection Investigations (SPRI)

  Brief presentations on any major power Grid developments in each country in the last year, and report on any discussions underway regarding grid interconnections (20 minutes each with questions) Dong Wook Park (ROK)(presented by JAe Young Yoon)Alexander Ognev (RFE)

Zhou Xiaoxin (China)

David Von Hippel



12:15-2:15 Lunch & Move to Hotel (The rest of the sessions will be at Shenzhen Bay Hotel)

Presentation of Analysis of a Russian Far East / DPRK / ROK Grid Interconnection: An overview of existing analysis, including route, costs, benefits, and other attributes

Sergei Podkovalnikov, Energy Systems Institute
3:153:30 Break
3:304:30 Discussion of Technical Aspects of RFE / DPRK / ROK Power Grid Interconnection:  

?    Specific technical questions regarding assumptions in the Energy Systems Institute (ESI) study

?    Issues regarding the proposed power line route: other infrastructure present along proposed route (such as rail lines, roads, etc.)

?    Consideration of alternative routes to the ESI proposal(s)

?    Technical requirements for voltage and frequency matching/stability

?    And any other relevant technical questions

Discussants:Taekyun Kim (ROK)

Lev Koshcheev (RFE)

Zhou Xiaoxin (China)

Boris Dynkin(RFE)

4:304:35 Short Break
4:355:30 Discussion of Economic Aspects of a RFE/DPRK/ROK Power Grid Interconnection:  

?    Specific questions regarding economic assumptions in the ESI study

?    Issues regarding the pricing of electricity in each country, and options for determining prices.

?    Elaboration and specification of the key unknowns to fully evaluate the economics of the interconnection support, as well as other elements ) needed to obtain multilateral lenderparticipation in the project

?    Any other relevant questions related to project costs and benefits

Discussants:Jae Young Yoon (ROK)

Cheol Suhmoon (ROK)

David Von Hippel (Nautilus)


5:30-5:35 Review of day’s activities & outline for the next day

Masami Nakata, Megan Keever

5:35 Close of Day 1
6:00-7:00 Dinner

A Wonderful Show of Chinese Traditional Culture

DAY TWO ? MAY 7, 2002


The KEDO LWRs and Grid Interconnection Options

Review of Grid Stability and Safety Issues Associated with:

?    Nuclear Power Plants in general

?    Use of KEDO LWRs within the DPRK grid including interconnection options

John Bickel, Evergreen Safety and Reliability Technologies, LLC

Discussion on means to integrate KEDO LWRs with grid interconnection:

?    What are the possible configurations for integration of the LWRs?

?    What are the issues and unknowns associated with each option?

?    What are the costs and benefits (in technical, economic, and political terms) associated with each option?

?    What work needs to be done to evaluate the feasibility of LWR integration?

Open discussion

Moderator: John Bickel   10:45-11:00



Grid Integration: RFE/DPRK/ROK and China


Presentation of Studies on Four-Country Grid Integration

Sergei Podkovalnikov   11:30-12:30

Discussion of Four-Country Grid Integration Options:

?    What are the benefits of four-country versus three-country integration?

?    What are the additional barriers associated with a four- country scheme?

?    Are there options within RFE / DPRK / ROK interconnections to add a Chinese link in a phased manner?

Open discussion 

Moderator: Yixin Ni, Hong Kong University, Zhou Xiaoxin, China Electric Power Research Insitute

12:30-1:30Lunch   1:30-5:15Organization of a Northeast Asia Grid Interconnection Pre-feasibility Study, Session I   1:30-2:00Background and Suggested Overall Goals: A discussion of work that has gone before, future funding, preliminary thoughts and arrangements for collaboration, and other topicsFelix Wu and Peter Hayes   2:00-3:00

Software investigation and corresponding analysis

Felix Wu   3:00-3:30Relevant software demonstration

Zheng Yan, HKU




Open Discussion

?    Discussion and elaboration of overall study goals

?    Discussion of institutions to be involved including their roles of each institution

?    Discussion of tasks in the study and proposed timing

?    Outputs of the study and dissemination of results

Open discussionModerator: Felix and Peter Hayes

   5:15-5:20Review of day’s activities & outline for the next dayMasami Nakata   6:30-8:30Banquet    8:30-10:00Training on Matlab / Power System Toolbox (Optional)

Zheng Yan

10:00Close of Day 2 



DAY THREE ? MAY 8, 2002


9:00-9:10 Scenarios for the Future of the Korean Peninsula David Von Hippel, Nautilus Institute
9:10-11:30 Discussion to Summarize Study Organization, Session II?    Confirmation of collaborating institutions

?    Roles of collaborating institutions

?    Study tasks

?    Support to be provided

?    Training needs and preliminary arrangements

?    Data sharing

?    Preliminary study schedule

Felix Wu and David Von Hippel
10:30-10:40 Break
11:30-12:00 Wrap-up and Closing of the Workshop  
  Review of the Workshop: Comments from Participants

Led by Felix Wu and David Von Hippel


Official Closing

Zheng Xu, Shenzhen Power Research Insititute
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-18:30 Field Trip to Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station  Hosted by Shenzhen Power Research Institute
18:30-20:00 Dinner  
20:00 Close of Day 3