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Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Building a Citizen-Friendly Energy Information Platform (KRGNJ0002)



Action Plan: Action plan – Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 2021 – 2022

Inception Report Summary: Inception Report – Action plan – Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 2021 – 2022

Commitment Start: Aug 2021
Commitment End: Apr 2022

Institutions involved:

  • Energy Industry Division
  • Gwangju Metropolitan City Artificial Intelligence Policy Division
  • Gwangju Metropolitan City Policy Planning Office
  • Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education
  • Gwangju Metropolitan Council
  • Gwangju Metropolitan Council
  • Social Innovation Platform
  • Local Sustainability Alliance of Gwangju
  • Eco-Bike

Primary Policy Area: Digital Governance, Open Data

Primary Sector: Environment & Climate

OGP Value:

  • Civic Participation
  • Technology and Innovation for Transparency and Accountability

Inception Report Summary

Verifiable: Unclear

Relevance to OGP Values: Yes

The commitment is a continuation of ongoing practice in line with existing legislation, policies or requirements.

The commitment activities is a positive change to a process, practice or policy but will not generate a binding or institutionalized change across government or specific institution(s).


Commitment ID


Commitment Title

Building a Citizen-Friendly Energy Information Platform


In order to reduce greenhouse gases to manage the climate crisis, two things are needed simultaneously: effective policy design through the analysis of energy consumption and efforts to conserve energy used by citizens in their daily lives. Citizens (activists) and others have consistently raised the issue of the need to develop a system that can directly view and utilize energy information by each administrative ward in each administrative district in Gwangju and that can directly view and utilize energy information by building type in the process of implementing climate change action.

Status quo

Due to the absence of an energy-use information system that can immediately check the distribution of energy use by energy type within one platform at a time, it was difficult for citizens to check on energy consumption in order to reduce energy consumption, and it is difficult for the administrative unit in charge to develop an effective energy policy without the benefit of data analysis of total energy consumption.




Energy Industry Division will provide energy information to citizens, through construction of a platform that monitors use of distributed energy (gas, electricity, heat, water) and shows local energy consumption at a glance

- Step 1: ⓵ Provide information that can be checked in one place by visualizing the energy use information individually held by each public corporation, including electricity, gas, water, and heat.

  • Information on real-time energy consumption: industrial complexes (2 locations) and one or two public cooperations and apartment complexes.

⓶ Share energy information and manage resident-participatory bulletin boards etc.

- Step 2: Expand the scope of energy use information to households participating in government-supported and similar projects.

- Step 3: Provide real-time energy usage information across Gwangju City

In order to construct a platform that is convenient for citizens to use, it will be promoted after consultation with the Climate Crisis Emergency Headquarters, a working group belonging to the Carbon-Neutral City Promotion Committee. The Climate Crisis Emergency Headquarters is also a public-private governance partnership consisting of  Gwangju City, the municipal educational office, the municipal council, experts, industry, and civil organizations.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem described above?

Through the energy information-providing platform, the results of civic activities for energy saving can be displayed in a data format, and citizens can easily check in one place the amount of energy they have saved. As a result, civic participation can be enhanced to save energy, and a follow-up management system can be established. Furthermore, the collective analysis of distributed energy data makes it easier to monitor local energy consumption and lays the foundation for verifying the effectiveness of various energy policy projects. Also, it is expected that this open energy information can be used for education and research in related fields.


What long-term goal as identified in your Open Government Strategy does this commitment relate to?

Changing and Challenging - Innovative Gwangju: Re-structuring municipal management in its entirety in terms of innovation to promote sustainable innovation for municipal management and implementing field-oriented communication in public administration with citizens.

Primary Policy Area

Digital Governance, Open Data

Primary Sector

Environment & Climate

What OGP value is this commitment relevant to?

Civic Participation - Energy information-sharing bulletin boards for easy communication: Sharing of information such as energy policies and operating
citizen-participatory bulletin boards.
Technology and Innovation for Transparency and Accountability - Constructing and providing an easy-to-read energy consumption information system.
- Developing a platform for the collection and utilization of energy consumption information on industries, buildings, and homes.


3 Milestones

Advising on Platform Establishment through the Climate Emergency Headquarters

Start Date08/2021
End Date05/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete

Platform Step 1: Completion of Construction

Start Date08/2021
End Date05/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete

Platform Step 2: Expansion of Linkage Materials

Start Date01/2022
End Date05/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete


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