<Anchor> This is a

friendly economic time. Today (the 7th) I will be with reporter Han Ji-yeon. Today, there is a way to make money by saving electricity. Would you like to tell us about it? (Yes, by any chance, do you often turn off the lights in the bathroom or something like that at home?) That is why I get scolded by my wife every day. I don't turn it off often, so I get scolded for it every day.

<Reporter> When

I was young, my mother used to smashed my back a lot, but now I have to be careful when using electricity, even if it's not such a nagging thing.

'Energy Cash Back', which gives money back as much as less electricity is used, is a government policy to reduce greenhouse gas a little more.

However, if you recklessly spend less, you return it all in money, that's not the case.

You have to spend less compared to others, and you are comparing it with neighboring apartment complexes and furniture.

For example, if you use 1 kilowatt less than the average amount of electricity consumed by households with a similar area, you will get 50 won back in this case.

'Isn't this too little?' You may think so, but the average monthly consumption of a four-person household is 350 kilowatts.

70 times 50 won, how much is this, Anchor? (5X7=35. That's 3,500 won.) That's right. 3,500 won is a draw. One cup of coffee per month is free.

Energy cashback will be implemented from January next year, and since it is a pilot implementation, priority will be given to innovative cities such as Sejong, Jincheon, and Naju.

<Anchor> That's

right. And the government has decided to phase out fluorescent lamps in the future. Does this have anything to do with saving? (Do you use fluorescent lamps at home?) Our house is a bit old, but we recently made up a big heart and replaced it with LED.

<Reporter> Although

there is a trend to change to LED these days, there are still places where fluorescent lamps are used in old apartments.

While talking about how to make money by saving electricity, you can say that fluorescent lamps are disappearing. It is because you can save money when using LEDs with better light efficiency than fluorescent lamps.

Because fluorescent lamps generate heat to give off light, so it takes a while for the light to come on completely. In contrast, in LED lighting, electricity is directly converted into light through a semiconductor.

Therefore, it emits light with only half the power of a fluorescent lamp, and it is said that it can reduce electricity consumption by up to 50%.

At home, it is much more advantageous in the long run to change fluorescent lamps to LEDs at home, even if they cost money. They say that if you use it for two or three years, you will save on electricity bills and get the installation cost out. I said I was going to get kicked out.


Today, I'm looking for ways to make money by saving electricity, and here are some.

So, if you save money, financial products with preferential interest rates will be released this month.


A commercial bank collaborated with KEPCO to promote carbon neutrality.

Interest rates on savings and savings accounts are too high these days. In this product, you can only pay up to 200,000 won per person, but the interest rate is 4% including the preferential interest rate.

But, can I just receive this preferential interest rate, and I have to carry out a mission related to power saving.

It's simple.

If the app alerts you to “power saving”, you can do this, and you will be paid up to 0.5%.

There is also a 'thrifty transportation card' that saves fuel and considers the environment.

We earn mileage for the distance you walk to use public transportation.

You can save up to 30% on public transportation costs by receiving an additional discount from your credit card company.

If you look for it, there are quite a few systems that save money and make money. In the eco-mileage program of Seoul, you can save up to 100,000 won per year as points if you reduce the amount of usage measured in 6 months, including not only electricity but also water and gas usage. You can use it like cash.

There is a carbon point system that corresponds to what you do in places other than Seoul.