North Korean workers are being mobilized to expand wind energy in the country, Daily NK sources reported on Tuesday.
“Workers are being forced to participate in an electricity production project focused on wind-powered energy by a people’s committee in South Pyongan Province,” a South Pyongan Province-based source told Daily NK. “The project has not been successful due to issues involving the installation of wind-powered generators. Workers and engineers involved in the project are suffering a lot.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un emphasized the need to resolve the country’s electricity problems through wind energy during his New Year’s Address in January. State officials have since emphasized the development of diverse sources of energy that are compatible with the characteristics of each region of the country.
The Rodong Sinmun, among other state-run media outlets, has also placed a focus on wind power as an “energy source with the greatest development potential,” further noting that it is “an energy source with huge potential that does not run out nor destroy the natural environment.” ......