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Politics and Power: electricity reform a key issue in South Korea's presidential election

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Key takeaways Regardless of results South Korea's election on 9 May will see a new government focused on reforming the electricity sector. Presidential favourite Moon Jae in's reform agenda includes more support for renewables closing of coal plants shutting nuclear facilities and even importing Russian piped gas through North Korea. LNG could be a big winner as an interim measure to reduce pollution and address nuclear safety concerns.

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This report includes 9 images and tables including:

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  • South Korea electricity consumption growth (Wood Mackenzie vs Government forecast)
  • South Korea's installed power capacity
  • South Korea reserve margin
  • Politics and Power: electricity reform a key issue in South Korea's presidential election: Image 2
  • South Korea's LNG imports
  • South Korea's coal imports
  • Forecast of gas-fired power plants load factors
  • South Korea LNG into power forecast

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  • South Korea GDP and electricity consumption growth (historical)

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