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[Graphic News] Korean home electricity use below OECD average

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Feb 25, 2015 - 19:23
  • Updated : Feb 25, 2015 - 19:23

South Koreans use significantly less electricity at home than people in other OECD countries.

According to the Korea Energy Economics Institute, South Koreans used 1,278 kWh of electricity on average in the home in 2012, ranking 26th out of 34 countries in terms of electricity use.

The figure is only 55 percent of the OECD average (2,335 kWh).

The country that used the most electricity in the home was Norway (7,415 kWh), followed by Canada (4,387 kWh) and the U.S. (4,374 kWh).

The low home electricity use is mainly due to the structure of electricity charges for home use, with high penalties for excessive electricity usage, officials said.


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