Resource Assessment of Theoretical Potential of Ocean Energy in Korea

국내 해양에너지 이론적 잠재량 산정 연구

  • HWANG, SUJIN (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Inha University) ;
  • JO, CHULHEE (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Inha University)
  • 황수진 (인하대학교 조선해양공학과) ;
  • 조철희 (인하대학교 조선해양공학과)
  • Received : 2019.08.05
  • Accepted : 2019.10.31
  • Published : 2019.10.31


This paper describes the resource assessment of theoretical potential of ocean energy including tidal current energy, tidal range energy, wave energy and ocean thermal energy in Korea to provide reliable basis for feasible development plan of ocean energy. Because of different characteristics of each ocean energy resources, the resource assessment methods were established considering characteristics of each ocean energy resources. The coastal region of Korea has been divided into 10 regions. The results show that tidal current energy is abundant in Incheon-Gyunggi and Jeollanam-do and tidal range energy is abundant in Incheon-Gyunggi. And wave energy is abundant in Jeollanam-do, Jeju and Gyeongsangbuk-do and there is ocean thermal energy in Gangwon-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do.


Supported by : 한국에너지기술평가원(KETEP)


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