1) Smart Power Grid
    Open power grids will be built to allow various kinds of interconnections between consumption and
    supply sources.  The roll-out of such networks will pave the way for new business models, and the
    building of a power grid malfunction and automatic recovery system that will ensure a reliable and
    high quality power supply. 

2) Smart Consumer
    It aims to encourage consumers to save energy by using real-time information and producing
    smart home appliances that operate in response to electric utility rates.  

3) Smart Transportation
    It aims to build a nationwide charging infrastructure that will allow electric vehicles to be charged
    anywhere.  It also establishes a V2G (Vehicle to Grid) system where the batteries of electric
    vehicles are charged during off-peak times while the resale of surplus electricity takes place
    during peak times.   

4) Smart Renewable
    It aims to build a smart renewable energy power generation complex across the nation by rolling
    out microgrids. This will ultimately lead to the emergence of houses, buildings, and villages which
    can achieve energy self-sufficiency through the deployment of small-scale renewable energy
    generation units in every end-user premise.  

5) Smart Electricity Service
    With the launch of a variety of energy-saving electricity rate plans, this service aims to improve
    consumers¡¯ right-to-choose by satisfying their different needs.  In addition, it wants to deliver a
    wide array of added electricity services through the marriage of electricity and ICT, and to put in
    place real-time electricity trading system for the transactions of electricity and derivatives.
 

Korea's Smart Grid Roadmap

 

   Vision and Expected Effects