Seoul, South Korea — (METERING.COM) — March 31, 2009 – South Korea plans to build a smart grid pilot complex by 2011 that can enhance the country’s ability to use eco-friendly power resources, the government said last week.

The Ministry of Knowledge Economy was quoted as saying that the complex would act as a national testbed to check the feasibility of the system before expanding it on a national scale.

The plan is part of South Korea’s effort to increase the percentage of green energy from 2.4 percent of total power produced at present to 11 percent in the next two decades.

According to the ministry a basic plan will be drawn up by November on where to build the smart grid pilot complex, with construction to be completed by June 2011.