2012년 5월 21일 월요일

S. Korea’s power demand rises in April

South Korea’s power demand rose last month due mainly to unusually hot weather caused by climate change, government data showed Monday.

Power sales gained 2.0 percent on-year to 38.5 billion kWh in April, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) said.

Power demand for agricultural purposes showed the largest increase with 13.5 percent, followed by 3.2 percent by residential use and 2.8 percent by educational institutions and 1.7 percent by industrial use.

Power trade between state-run Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and regional power plants in April gained 0.8 percent to 36.2 billion kWh.