The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
Jeju has been ranked 11th in a nationwide electric power consumption study commissioned by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy. A ministry spokesperson said the research, which looked at electric power consumption per person between August and October last year, showed Ulsan had the highest rate at 2,141kWh and Seoul the lowest with 395kWh. Jeju’s power consumption at 546kWh was lower than the national average which stood at 737kWh per person per month.
Consumption of electricity increased 1.1 percent compared with 2011. Commercial usage increased by 0.5 percent, home use rose 6.0 percent while public works usage decreased by 2.5 percent, according to the report. — Halla Ilbo