U.S. and Republic of Korea to cooperate on smart grid research


Steven Chu, U.S.
Secretary of Energy
Washington, DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 20, 2011 – Under a new agreement establishing the U.S.-Korea Clean Energy Technology Partnership the two countries will cooperate on research and development on clean energy technologies, including smart grid technologies.

The agreement, which was signed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Korea’s Minister of Knowledge Economy Joong-Kyung Choi, also includes R&D on energy efficiency, renewable energy, green transportation, energy storage systems, and carbon capture and storage.

“The agreement will enable the United States and the Republic of Korea to expand our already strong bilateral cooperation on clean energy,” said Secretary Chu. “By working together toward our shared clean energy goals, we can promote the kind of innovation that will help win the clean energy race and create jobs in both of our nations.”

Researchers from both countries will be able to exchange scientific and technical information, organize workshops, and consult to promote joint R&D projects, among other forms of collaboration.