The efforts to develop and use a variety of energy sources are in full swing in the DPRK.
Many units across the country have created a lot of generating capacities by directing efforts to developing such renewable energy sources as wind power, geotherm and solar heat.
Pyongyang Municipality is making effective use of electric power in close ties with the national electric power grids by introducing a system parallel inversion technology.
Scores of units, including the Pyongyang Municipal Foodstuffs Complex, Taesongsan Mineral Water Factory and Ryuwon Footwear Factory, have introduced a system parallel photovoltaic generating equipment, and over 2 000 units set up a separate photovoltaic generating system, with the result that more generating capacities by means of solar energy than the plan have been created in the city.
South and North Phyongan and North Hwanghae provinces are steadily expanding the scope of and capabilities for power generation by developing a variety of renewable energy sources.
All the city and county post offices under the South Phyongan Provincial Posts and Telecommunications Bureau are producing electricity necessary for their management and operation by themselves by establishing the power generating system by means of coal gasification. Several cities and counties in North Hwanghae Province are scoring successes by creating power generating capacities by means of sunlight and biomass.
Unchon County of South Hwanghae Province with rich wind power sources has created hundreds of kilowatts of generating capacities by making use of over 500 aerogenerators. Sariwon Technical College in North Hwanghae Province has established the system of generating 50 kW by making use of biogas from urban sewage and is using it for lectures and practices.
Unnyul County of South Hwanghae Province has installed over 300 aerogenerators in institutions, factories, enterprises and houses, which are rendering services to the material and cultural life of working people.
The development of various energy sources, an environment-friendly, profitable and promising undertaking, is being conducted more vigorously thanks to the high sense of patriotism of officials and other working people throughout the country.