Special Reports

Special Reports are longer, often more technical, documents consisting of entire articles, government statements, and other documents relevant to security and peace in Northeast Asia.

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DATA AND MODELING EXCHANGE REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGN AND OPERATION OF ELECTRICITY GRID INTERCONNECTION

JAY GIRI SEPTEMBER 29, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Jay Giri describes the technical aspects of integrating electrical grids across utility and national boundaries, including the data exchanges required between the utilities and transmission companies that operate the elements of the integrated grids.  Some of the potential short- and longer-term impacts of […]

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THE U.S. ELECTION AND NUCLEAR ORDER IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

LEON V. SIGAL SEPTEMBER 29 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Leon Sigal concludes that “Absent popular action…positive change to the global nuclear order will continue to be marginal and fitful. This makes the international milieu critical for the nuclear future – a milieu that a president can influence but not determine.” The essay […]

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MICROGRIDS FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

WOOHYUN HWANG SEPTEMBER 27, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Woohyun Hwang describes the current status and recent development of microgrids based on renewable energy sources and other generation in the Republic of Korea (ROK). The types of microgrids constructed in the ROK are described, along with policies related to microgrid development and […]

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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 CRISIS ON THE MONGOLIAN ENERGY SECTOR

ULZIILKHAM UUGANBAYAR AND TOVUUDORJ PUREVJAV SEPTEMBER 24, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, Ulziilkham Uuganbayar and Tovuudorj Purevjav describe covid-caused dislocations to Mongolia’s energy sector being: a) delays to installation caused by supply chain disruption; b) reduced energy demand; and c) defaults on payments creating utility liquidity problems. Ulziilkham Uuganbayar and Tovuudorj Purevjav are […]

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THE IMPACT OF A REGIONAL NUCLEAR CONFLICT BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN: TWO VIEWS

G. D. HESS SEPTEMBER 24, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this essay, G. Dale Hess dissects the scientific debate on the severity of the climatic effects of a regional nuclear war between India and Pakistan, namely the Global Nuclear Winter versus the No Nuclear Winter schools.  He discusses the underlying assumptions of each school and […]

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INTEGRATING MINI GRIDS INTO NATIONAL GRIDS: TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS

CHRIS GREACEN SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Chris Greacen describes the technical and organizational aspects of integrating mini-grids into national grids, including technical, economic, and market issues related to interconnecting mini-grids, which are increasingly important in many countries as renewable generation becomes more cost-effective and practical, into national transmission systems.  Some […]

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MONGOLIAN GRID DATA 

TOVUUDORJ PUREVJAV    SEPTEMBER 20, 2020    I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Tovuudorj Purevjav presents a description of the Mongolian electricity grids and their interconnections, a review of the present systems, technologies, and software for collection of grid data on the Mongolian electricity system, a description of existing methods for electricity demand forecasting in […]

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NATIONAL ENERGY COMPANIES IN NORTHEAST ASIA, ROLES IN DEVELOPING AND OPERATING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

PARK JIN HO, LEE SUNGKYU AND CHUNG WOONGTAE SEPTEMBER 18, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Park Jin Ho, Lee Sungkyu, and Chung Woongtae summarize the roles of state energy companies in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and in the other countries of Northeast Asia. They describe the roles of state energy companies […]

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FORMAL METHODS FOR NC3 SYSTEMS

ADAM WICK SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 II.  INTRODUCTION   In this paper, Adam Wick gives a call to action: “…the request for future NC3 protocol descriptions to include not only a broad description of the protocol and its goals, but also an executable specification of the protocol…Given the sensitivity of these systems, we believe that the […]

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THE ROK ENERGY SECTOR: CURRENT STATUS, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, AND ENERGY POLICIES

CHUNG WOO-JIN AND LEE TAE EUI SEPTEMBER 14, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Chung Woo-jin and Lee Tae Eui describe the energy supply and demand situation in the Republic of Korea (ROK) energy sector, then describe existing projections of ROK energy use and the ROK energy policies likely to drive them. They […]

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