Department of Energy
Washington, DC 20585
October 26, 2000
Dear Mr. Meisen:
Thank you for your recent letter on opportunities for electric power integration on the Korea peninsula.
We recognize that the government of North Korea faces many important and challenging energy policy decisions. Those include how to reform the power and gas sectors and how to improve the climate for foreign investment in energy projects. A power grid between Japan, Russia, China, North and South Korea could indeed foster economic growth and a cleaner environment as you suggest. Construction of power plants and electricity transmission infrastructure is considered one of the more likely areas of outside investment in North Korea.
It is not the Department of Energy's policy to promote one company over another, but we greatly appreciate your interest in rebuilding the infrastructure of North Korea and other Asian countries. We believe that the governments of both South Korea and North Korea have an opportunity to bring prosperity to the people inhabiting the Korean peninsula.
Thank you for sharing your proposal, which we have read with interest.