EIA Case Study of Wind Power Plant in Korea

Wind power plant as a renewable energy is getting popular, so there is social conflict on the site selection of wind power plant. As over 70% of Korea is composed of mountainous landscape, many wind power plants are proposed to be built on mountain ridge and are expected to cause serious environmental problems. The operating wind power plant and the proposed EIA cases of wind power plant show the examples of the expected environmental problems and social conflicts. Thus it is urgent to re-evaluate the renewable energy policy whether the construction of a wind power plant on mountainous landscape is appropriate or not and develop a strategy and technology to build offshore wind power plant in Korea.