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.

NAPSNet, Special Reports

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 […]

Go to the article

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 […]

Go to the article

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 […]

Go to the article

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 […]

Go to the article

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 […]

Go to the article

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 […]

Go to the article

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 […]

Go to the article

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 […]

Go to the article

MONGOLIA’S PERSPECTIVE ON ONGOING AND FUTURE REGIONAL ENERGY INTERCONNECTIONS

TOVUUDORJ PUREVJAV SEPTEMBER 11, 2020    I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Tovuudorj summarizes the status of Mongolia’s energy resources and electricity and heat production sectors, then describes existing energy policies in Mongolia with a particular emphasis on policies related to international energy infrastructure interconnections between Mongolia and the other nations of Northeast Asia. Mongolia’s […]

Go to the article

ENERGY SECTOR CURRENT STATUS, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND ENERGY POLICIES IN MONGOLIA

OYUNCHIMEG CH., TUYA N., ZORIGT D., SUKHBAATAR TS., BAYARKHUU CH. SEPTEMBER 8, 2020   I.  INTRODUCTION In this Special Report, Oyunchimeg, Tuya, Zorigt, Sukhbaatar and Bayarkhuu describe the current status and recent trends and challenges in Mongolia’s energy sector, and describe projections by other groups of Mongolia’s energy future with respect to both meeting its […]

Go to the article