“If nuclear is phased out, an electricity rate hike in 2022 is inevitable”… Even the White government forced knowing that five years ago

National Advisory Committee data disclosure 2017

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy “Should increase by 2.6% every year for 5 years”
At the time, the National Assembly drew a line of “not impressed”
‘Domawi’ excess energy conversion policy
Yang Geum-hee “Abandoning duty… “Deceiving People”

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Contrary to the words of Moon Jae-in administration officials who said there would be no increase in electricity rates despite the nuclear phase-out policy, while KEPCO is raising the electricity rate by more than 2,200 won per month (based on home of four) starting this month, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy plans to plan government affairs in the early stages of the Moon Jae-in administration in 2017. The advisory committee is understood to have reported to the advisory committee, ” If the policy of denuclearization is followed, and it is expected that an increase in electricity rates will be inevitable from five years later.”

According to the data reported in May of that year, if the Ministry of Industry and Energy promotes the gradual abolition of nuclear power, the cost of purchasing electricity will rise by 140 trillion won by 2030, and the electricity rate must be raised 2.6% each year. reporting year that In other words, critics have been raised that the previous government did not properly inform the public about the increase in electricity rates and implemented an unreasonable energy conversion policy, even though the previous government expected that the cost of buying electricity would increase significantly if the nuclear phase-out was pursued.

According to the data of the National Planning Advisory Committee in June 2017, obtained by Geum-hee Yang, a member of the National Assembly Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises on the 4th, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy reported. an increase in electricity rates for all uses was inevitable from 2022. it was confirmed to be

From October 1st, electricity and gas prices have gone up all at once.  A citizen looks at an electricity meter installed in an office on the 30th of last month, when KEPCO announced a plan to increase electricity rates.  random news

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▲ From October 1st, electricity and gas prices have all gone up at once. A citizen looks at an electricity meter installed in an office on the 30th of last month, when KEPCO announced a plan to increase electricity rates. random news

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy predicted that the increase in costs would be absorbed without raising the electricity rate by using KEPCO’s excess profits from 2018 to 2020 in the plan to increase the electricity rate necessary to fulfill a promise Moon Jae-in’s energy government has determined that an increase in electricity rates is inevitable.

It is said that the electricity purchase cost will increase by about 140 trillion won for 13 years from 2018 as the electricity installation capacity will decrease up to 32.4 GW by 2030 and the cheap nuclear and coal power generation will decrease. Additional electricity purchase costs of 4 trillion won in 2018-2020, 7 trillion won in 2022, and 20 trillion won in 2030 are expected to occur.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Industry and Trade predicted that the electricity rate would have to be raised from 109.53 won per kWh in 2017 to 112.38 won in 2018, 115.30 won in 2019, 118.30 won in 2020, 121.38 won in 2021 , won 121.38, won 112.38 in 2024. 2022. However, the actual electricity rate set was 108.74 won in 2018, 108.65 won in 2019, 109.80 won in 2020, 108.11 won in 2021, and 110.41 won in 2022. up to the rate of increase suggested by the Ministry of Industry.

On the afternoon of October 20, 2020, Wolseong Unit 1 (right), which stopped operating, is seen at the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Yangnam-myeon, Gyeongju. On the same day, the Audit and Inspection Board announced that the economic feasibility of Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant was unreasonably low in the conclusion of the audit on the feasibility of the decision to close Unit 1 Wolsong early. 2020.10.20 Yonhap News” style=”padding: 0px;margin: 0px”>Audit and Inspection Board Announces Feasibility Audit for Wolsong Unit 1 Closure On the afternoon of October 20, 2020, Wolsong Unit 1 (right), which stopped operating, is seen at the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Yangnam-myeon, Gyeongju.  On the same day, the Audit and Inspection Board announced that the economic feasibility of the Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant was unreasonably low in the conclusion of the audit on the feasibility of the decision to close Unit 1 Wolsong early.  2020.10.20 Yonhap News

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▲ The Audit and Inspection Board announces the possibility of closing Unit 1 Wolsong
On the afternoon of October 20, 2020, Wolseong Unit 1 (right), which stopped operating, is seen at the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in Yangnam-myeon, Gyeongju. On the same day, the Audit and Inspection Board announced that the economic feasibility of Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant was unreasonably low in the conclusion of the audit on the feasibility of the decision to close Unit 1 Wolsong early. 2020.10.20 Yonhap News

Former Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Baek Un-gyu argued in the National Assembly in July 2017 that “the electricity rate will not increase, and even Samcheok-dong knows that fact.” In the same month, the Democratic Party and former Minister Paik emphasized to the media that “there is no increase in the electricity rate” during the party-government meeting.

Rep. Yang criticized, “Failure to properly explain the factors of the electricity rate increase while adhering to the nuclear phase-out policy was negligence and led to public fraud by passing the bills to the next government.”

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has applied for about 900 billion won as compensation for the early closure of Wolsong Unit 1, etc. In the end, it is expected that the public will compensate the Electric Power Industry Infrastructure Fund, which will lose almost 1 trillion won due to the closure of nuclear power plants. 3.7% of the electricity bill paid by the public goes to the Electric Power Industry Infrastructure Fund.

Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang explained, “The nuclear phase-out policy and the rising energy price from Russia are a combination of factors.” “KEPCO’s deficit needs to be resolved over a long period of time,” said Economy and Finance Minister Chu Kyung-ho.

Reporter Sejong Kang Ju-ri

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