[Graphic News] Gap in electricity output capacity growing for two Koreas

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Apr 24, 2018 - 18:02
  • Updated : Apr 24, 2018 - 18:02

The gap in electricity supply capacity between South Korea and North Korea reached a record high, with the South capable of generating 14 times more in 2016, data from Statistics Korea and local power operators showed

South Korea‘s electricity output reached 105,866 megawatts in 2016 if all of its power plants operated at full capacity. By comparison, North Korea’s output was estimated at 7,661 MW. The difference is the largest since South Korea began to release related data in 1965.

Past records show that South Korea‘s generation capacity grew 137-fold since 1965, while that for North Korea increased just threefold. By 2005, South Korea’s electricity output capacity reached 65,514 MW, while North Korea‘s capacity effectively peaked at 7,822 MW, data said.