South Korea

Areas of cooperation:

  • Offshore wind
  • Energy efficiency

ROK’s energy transition - and how Danish experiences can contribute to its green transition

ROK aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 compared to 2018-levels and become carbon neutral by 2050. With more than 2400 kilometers of coastline, the potential for offshore wind is enormous. Therefore, the collaboration between ROK and Denmark focuses on accelerating the green transition through the development of offshore wind, particularly the removal of regulatory barriers for expansion and development of the offshore wind industry. 

Denmark and ROK have implemented similar regulations and support schemes for promoting energy efficiency in industry. The Danish Energy Agency and the Korea Energy Agency have an ongoing dialogue on the working principles of voluntary agreement schemes and mandatory energy audits are conducted. Through this dialogue and relying on lessons learnt, future policies and revisions of existing regulations can be improved. 

The program also includes a focus on green hydrogen/Power-to-X. Here, the Korean experience and knowhow may serve as inspiration for the development of a green hydrogen sector in Denmark. ROK is a pioneer within hydrogen and in 2019 the country presented an ambitious ‘Hydrogen Economy Roadmap’ towards 2040. 

Cooperation between Danish and Korean authorities 

The cooperation between the Danish Energy Agency and the Korea Energy Agency focuses on exchanging knowhow, lessons learnt and experiences within offshore wind and energy efficiency. From the Danish side, the Danish Energy Agency is in charge of the cooperation in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Danish Embassy in Seoul.


Katrine Maria Lumbye
Team Leader (+45) 3395 5119