SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – August 22 is Korea’s Energy Day. First held in 2004, the day was established to raise awareness of the importance of saving energy, after August 22, 2003 marked Korea’s highest-ever day of electricity consumption.
To celebrate this year’s event, cities and provinces across South Korea are promoting ‘lights-out’ events at 9 p.m. for five (or 10) minutes, in which all households are free to participate. Seoul will also see buildings including the Seoul Metropolitan Library, N Seoul Tower, and 63 Building extinguish their lights for five minutes.
Commercial enterprises, including Starbucks, Angel-in-us, and VIPS also revealed plans to partake in Monday’s events.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the country saved approximately 750,000kWh of electricity during last year’s events.
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