North Korea has faced persistent challenges in generating sufficient electricity to meet its industrial and civil needs. While coal is a primary source of energy consumption, hydroelectric power is the predominant method of electricity production.
Out of the riverine systems in North Korea’s northwest provinces, the Jangja River offers the most opportunity for growth. While many of its power stations were constructed more than a decade ago, evidence of new construction is emerging, suggesting that there is yet room for growth.
GEOINT analysis of hydroelectric dams along the Jangja and Taeryong Rivers in North Korea's northwestern region to include the provinces of Chagang and North Pyongan.