Over 30,000 ‘super users’ households used over 1,000 kWh of electricity for a month last summer

 Last summer, it was found that the number of ‘super users’ (using electricity in excess of 1,000 kWh per month) reached 34,000 households, which consumed twice as much electricity as a normal four-person household .

Electricity rates have risen by nearly 40% since last year. If you become a ‘super user’ who consumes more than 1,000 kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity this summer, you will have to pay more than 300,000 won per month. According to Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) on the 13th, 34,834 residential electricity customers applied ‘super user’ rates by using electricity exceeding 1,000 kWh

in August last year . By region, Gyeonggi and Seoul with the largest populations ranked first and second with 9,335 and 8,696 households, respectively, followed by Jeju (3,214 households), Gyeongnam (1,838 households), Busan (1,455 households), Incheon (1,436 households) followed. KEPCO applies separate ‘super user’ rates to household electricity customers during summer (July-August) and winter (December-February) in order to induce power saving for customers who use electricity a lot. Current electricity rates for household summer are ‘300kWh or less’ ( 120 won per kWh , based on low voltage for houses below), ‘301 ~ 450kWh’ (214.6 won),

It is determined by a 3-step progressive system of ‘excess’ (307.3 won).

In addition, the ‘super user’ rate plan is added, and the highest rate of 736.2 won per kWh is applied when the amount exceeds 1,000 kWh . This period progressive system is actually applied in four stages. The highest rate (736.2 won) is six times the lowest rate (120 won).

An official from KEPCO explained, “The super user rate is a system introduced to provide a power-saving signal, and was determined by referring to the power consumption enough for ordinary households to cool and heat and cases abroad such as California in the United States.”

1,000 kWh , which is the standard for a ‘super user’ , is more than twice the amount used by an average household of four.

Based on the results of the energy survey conducted by the Korea Energy Economics Institute as of 2020, KEPCO calculated the average electricity consumption per household in July-August as 316㎾h for 1-person households, 402㎾h for 2-person households, 412㎾h for 3-person households, and 427 ㎾h for 4-person households. Estimated in ㎾h.

Reflecting international energy price trends, electricity rates have risen by about 40% since last year, so the electricity rates that ‘super users’ have to bear this summer have also risen significantly.

If you use 1,01kWh electricity, which is just starting to apply the ‘super user’ rate this month, the basic rate메이저사이트 (7,300 won), electricity rate (237,941 won), climate and environment fee (9,09 won), fuel cost adjustment (5,05 won), value-added tax (25,926 won), and electricity industry fund (9,590 won), a total of 294,770 won (rounded down to less than 10 won) is required to pay the electricity bill.

This means that the monthly electricity bill for ‘super users’ starts at around 300,000 won.

According to the application of the highest rate, even if the electricity consumption increases even slightly, the electricity rate rises with a steep slope.

Households with electricity consumption of 1,300kWh, 1,600kWh, and 1,900kWh in August will receive electricity bills of 549,810 won, 805,690 won, and 1,061,590 won, respectively.

Every summer, the size of ‘Super Users’ fluctuates greatly depending on the weather, but at least 10,000 households are steadily maintained.

Over the past six years, the number of ‘super users’ in August was the highest with 49,206 households in August 2018, when the heat was extreme. Since then, it has recorded 17,074 households in 2019, 11,502 households in 2020, 54,415 households in 2021, and 34,834 households in 2022.

[Table] Trends in the number of ‘super user’ households in August for the past 6 years

(unit: household)

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