North-East Asia Regional Power Interconnection and Cooperation Forum 2019

24 Oct 2019
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Open meeting

North-East Asian countries are a cluster of major power generation and consumption economies, which gives significant potentials for harnessing complementarities in energy resource endowment. In this regard, developing an interconnected power system in the subregion will (a) ensure a more stable power supply, (b) support the energy transition to renewables for more reliable and cleaner energy, and (c) contribute to combating air pollution and climate change.

Held as a parallel event of the 8th International Renewable Energy Conference (KIREC) , the NEARPIC Forum 2019 will share progress made, coordinate planned activities and discuss ways forward on strengthening subregional cooperation for power interconnection. The event will take place from 9:00-18:00 on 24 October 2019 in Hall E #6 (3rd Floor) at COEX Convention Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The event is jointly organized by UN-ESCAP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB), with support from the Korea Energy Agency (KEA).

** FREE ONSITE REGISTRATION through KIREC 2019 is possible at the Grand Ballroom Lobby (1F), COEX, on the day of the event.
For inquiries, please email Ms. Mi-Jin Lee at

The North-East Asia Regional Power Interconnection and Cooperation (NEARPIC) serves as a multi-stakeholder platform to promote regional power interconnection by sharing experiences, knowledge and expertise among key stakeholders in North-East Asia and forging intergovernmental energy partnerships. The NEARPIC Steering Committee consists of 13 members from China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and international organizations.