KERI to focus on development of next-generation power grids

“Korea Electro Technology Research Institute (KERI) will focus its study on the development of next-generation power grid, high voltage and direct current (HVDC) technology this year,” a top official of the institute said.

KERI has set the three topics (low carbon, high confidence and convergence) as its strategic direction. Kim Ho-yong, president of KERI, stated, “The institute will actively push for development of converged medical equipment technology, electricity propulsion, test certification of electric apparatus, and Nano-based electric new material technology in 2012.”

“In particular, we will actively cope with the recent trend of technology convergence, smart grids and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology research and developments (R&Ds) through reform of research organization and propulsion for strategic tasks with relevant institutions.”

Kim said, “By doing so, we will research and develop a top-tier global technology in the fields where most universities and enterprises do not engage.”

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