Smart Energy Industry Complex

Introduction and Status

Industrial District Overview

Smart Energy Industry Complex
  • LocationDaechon-dong, Nam-gu
  • Area of constructionⅠ 932,000㎢ Ⅱ486,000㎢
  • Project periodⅠ 2016. ~2022. Ⅱ ’15. ~ ’22.
  • Total project costⅠ KRW 297.8 billion Ⅱ KRW 133.2 billion
  • Sale costⅠ 453,000 won/㎡ Ⅱ 411,000 won/㎡
  • Project entityⅠ Gwangju Metropolitan City Ⅱ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport
  • Implementation of the projectGwangju Metropolitan City Corporation
  • Businesses to attract
    • Ⅰ- Electronic parts, electrical equipment, machinery, automobiles, R&D, etc.
    • Ⅱ- R&D, electronic parts, electrical equipment, machinery, etc.


An Energy Covergence Complex in Association with the Korea Energy and Power Corporation (KEPCO)
Korea’s first covergence complex for the energy industry in association with KEPCO.
  • Building a control tower for support and promotion of companies specializing in the field of energy. “A General Support Center for Energy Convergence Complexes” (22.7 billion KRW).
  • Gwangju-style Green New Deal, leading the way to an energy-independent city by 2045. Building a demonstration model of energy independence in public construction.
  • Attracting key energy companies such as LS Electric, a globel smart energy company, and Incell, a lithium battery producer.
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
A World Top 3 Internationally Accredited Testing and Certification Organization
  • Eight years in construction (2015-2022), 49,587㎡ of site area, 74.2 billion KRW.
  • Developing new technology in future energy convergence.
  • Developing key technology for power conversion and smart power distribution.
  • Projects for platform development of multi-terminal direct current distribution (300 billion KRW), government-funded projects in association with the local government.
    (Aiming for AI-based smart energy and digital energy service platforms.)
Testing and Certification Center for Redox Flow Battery
Testing and Certification Center for Redox Batteries for Next-Generation, High-Capacity Batteries
  • Four years in construction (2019-2022), 10,000㎡ of site area, 25 billion KRW.
  • Establishing a global foothold for redox flow batteries (RFB) for power storage.
  • Establishing an ecosystem for the high-capacity, next-generation, rechargeable battery industry.
  • Training professionals and developing equipment and technology for RFB testing and certification.
  • Establishing an ecosystem for high-capacity, next-generation, rechargeable battery industry.
Korea Energy Engineering University
The world’s first energy-specialized research and start-up university
  • Opens in, March, 2022
Fostering New Energy Industries in Connection with Electric Power Companies
전라북도, 새만금 수상태양광(2.8GW), 서남해 해상풍력단지(2.4GW), 광주광역시, 에너지산업 융복합단지, RE100 통합 에너지그리드 산단, 직류배전, 전라남도, 영농형‧수상 태양광, 해상풍력단지(안마도, 신안)

"Fostering a new energy industry by linking with public utilities based on the potential of the abundant renewable energy location in the Honam region"

Gwangju-type energy self-sufficient city promotion according to Gwangju-type AI-Green New Deal vision announcement

Utilization of idle sites and roads (soundproof walls, soundproof tunnels) for public institutions

2035 Gwangju RE 100 implementation and 2045 energy self-sufficiency city transformation through solar power business and alternative energy industry


Gwangju Free Economic Zone Authority, Energy Team: +82-62-613-6071~4