NGA Tearline: North Korea's Hydroelectric Power - Part 2

GEOINT analysis of hydroelectric dams along the Jangja and Taeryong Rivers

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Stimson Center (38 North)

For this report NGA Tearline collaborated with researchers from the Stimson Center. Co-authors include Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town, and Samantha Pitz.

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In an attempt to address the country's electrical energy needs, the DPRK is placing greater emphasis on the construction and utilization of both hydroelectric and coal-powered, thermal-electric power plants.

To date, most of that observed growth has been in the building of hydroelectric dams, principally in the northern provinces, where the terrain is more suitable for such projects.

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