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Ongoing debate on Korea's electricity billing system

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"韓 산업용 전기요금 OECD보다 40% 싸다"…서민에 부담전가 논란 Soaring power bills this summer have prompted a debate over the fairness of Korea's electricity billing system, which charges more per kilowatt to private households than it does to companies. For household customers, a six-level progressive billing system applies, which at the highest tier can charge up to 12 times the basic rate. The system does not apply to businesses, which environmental groups say is unfairly benefits industry at the expense of ordinary people. The Korea Federation for Environmental Movement claims power for industrial purposes in Korea is 40 to 50 percent cheaper on average compared to other countries in the OECD, a claim the Korea Electric Power Corporation, or KEPCO, denies. In fact, KEPCO says electricity is 80 percent MORE expensive for businesses than in other OECD countries. Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld