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"2017 East Sea Energy Cluster Forum" Held
in Gyeongju for Renewable Energy's Future

Prof. Son Choong-Yul of S. Korea's Inha University. He serves as the vice president of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), and as the advisor of the Korea Wind Energy Industry Association.

Scores of experts on renewable energy gathered in South Korea's ancient Millennium Capital of Gyeongju to discuss the future of wind farms and solar energy for deep blue East Sea areas between Korea and Japan.

Scholars, scientists, and businessmen in South Korea's renewable energy industry took part in the "2017 East Sea Energy Cluster Forum" held at Hilton Hotel in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province on Nov. 29 (Wednesday), 2017.

The renewable energy forum was held under the theme of "Realizing the 4th Industrial Revolution by Fostering Environmental Friendly Energy Cluster on the Eastern Coastal Area," hosted by Energy Industry Promotion Agency (EIPA).

The single-day open forum, supported by provincial government of North Gyeongsang Province, attracted numerous trail blazers in South Korea's fledgling renewable energy industry. Among them are President Oh Jung-Bae of Blue Wind Engineering and President & CEO Lee Kwang-Yeol of Yokji Wind Co.Ltd.

President Oh deliverd a speech at the forum under the title of "Promotion Strategy for Activating Wind Farm."

The first session focused on "off shore wind farms." Followed by President Oh's remarks on "Promotion Strategy for Activating Wind Farm," Team Head Sung Jin-Gi of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) will deliver a speech on "Innovative Projects for Activating Off Shore Wind Farms."

In particular, Prof. Son Choong-Yul of South Korea's Inha University made a speech on "Methods on Activating Off Shore Wind Farms Through Case Studies of Advanced Countries."

Prof. Son serves as the advisor of the Korea Wind Energy Industry Association. The nations authority on the clean energy industry was also elected as the vice president of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).

President & CEO Lee Kwang-Yeol of Yokji Wind Co. Ltd
The forum is divided into three sessions: Off Shore Wind Farm, Solar Energy, and Fuel Cell Energy, respectively.

WWEA is a global non-profit association representing the world's wind power sector boasting a host of members in over 100 countries.

The second session was devoted to solar energy. Its actual use in real life and ways of further propagation in the future be discussed by a couple of scholars and experts.

The third session three experts on the area of fuel cell energy discussed ways of fostering fuel cell energy cluster, its future technology and markets.

"This is truly a golden opportunity for South Korea to activate renewable energy and its industry," President & CEO Lee Kwang-Yeol of Yokji Wind Co. Ltd said. "The forum is highly meaningful as academics, institutions, and industry can discuss nation's future for the clean energy"

"I believe East Sea areas are ideal place for the nation's renewable energy industry particularly for the off shore wind farms," President Lee added. "The deep water between Korea and Japan is optimum place for facilitating the floating-type wind mills"

Renewable energy is energy collected from renewable resources including sunlight, wind, tidal power, and geothermal heat.






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