Blackout possible in Korea

The Korea Times reported today that electricity usage in Korea reached a record high last Friday morning and warned the nation of a possible blackout.  Knowledge Economy Minister Choi Kyung-hwan encouraged people to be more conservative in their power usage saying that a blackout is possible at the current rate of demand.

Korea has had consistently low temperatures this winter causing residents to stay indoors and crank up their heat a little more this year. Minister Choi asked people to cut back power usage at peak hours between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., keep your home temperature below 20 degrees Celsius; unplug home appliances when you are not using them, turn off lights during the day and take the staircase instead of the elevator.