Waves and waves are endless… Moon government’s new renewable project ‘corruption pandemonium’

The Board of Audit and Inspection, as a result of the actual audit of the project, found that 38 people, including the head of a local government, were

found to receive preferential treatment under licenses, permits and contracts, and received subsidies with false
documents. A national university professor who won a wind power project in the Jeonbuk area earned 60 billion won and sold it to an overseas company and acquired a subsidy of 50 billion

In the process of promoting the new and renewable energy project, the representative brand policy of the Moon Jae-in administration, it was revealed that former and current government officials, as well as local government heads and private companies colluded to give and receive various preferential treatment. This proves that moral hazard, riding the bandwagon of the government support policy, is widespread.

The Board of Audit and Inspection announced on the 13th that it had commissioned an investigation into 38 people who were found to have committed illegal or unfair acts as a result of an audit of the promotion of new and renewable energy projects. Among them, the Board of Audit and Inspection requested the prosecution to investigate 13 people, including former executive-level public officials of the central government and heads of local governments, on charges of abuse of power, fraud, and violation of the subsidy law, and provided investigation reference materials for 25 officials from private companies who assisted in corruption. .

As the Board of Audit and Inspection’s audit of new and renewable energy projects is still in progress, more people involved in corruption are expected to emerge in the future.

Although not included in the subject of this investigation request, the Board of Audit and Inspection said that it had confirmed cases in which many executives and employees of solar power-related public

◆A public official acts as a broker for a solar power company… On the 13th, the Board of Audit and Inspection

presented the results of its audit on new and renewable energy development projects such as solar and wind power, which were extensively carried out during the previous Moon Jae-in administration. With approval and permission as a link, incumbent heads of local governments as well as former and incumbent executive-level officials of central ministries, professors at national universities, and private companies abused their power, fraud, and violated the subsidy law. Part of the true nature of the pandemonium surrounding new and renewable energy has been revealed.

As the Yoon Seok-yeol administration continues to investigate the new and renewable energy expansion project of the previous government, more corruption is expected to be revealed in the future. The Office for Government Policy Coordination has been conducting a comprehensive inspection related to the ‘electric power industry infrastructure fund project’ conducted by the Moon Jae-in administration since October of last year, and plans to announce the results and system improvement within this month.

institutions were conducting solar power projects under their own or family names. It is a case of performing work related to the self-photovoltaic business without reporting private interests or obtaining private benefits by using undisclosed internal information. Among the executives and employees belonging to institutions with a high possibility of conflicts of interest due to their close relationship with renewable energy, it was revealed that there were not a few cases of violating internal regulations prohibiting participation in the solar power business or holding concurrent positions.

The Board of Audit and Inspection said, “In addition to cases in which public officials and heads of local governments of organizations closely related to new and renewable energy projects colluded with private businesses to provide preferential treatment in licensing and contracts, cases in which business rights were obtained expediently through false documents or government subsidies were unfairly granted. I checked my back,” he explained. The final audit results will be finalized through deliberation and resolution by the audit committee.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the responsible ministry, said, “In the process of rapidly expanding new and renewable energy, problems such as poor management of some projects have been identified.”

◆Former and incumbent public officials’ collusion of interests메이저사이트

Circumstances were also revealed in which public officials of the central government actively carried out solicitations from private companies.

Company A, which promoted the largest solar power project in Korea (300 MW) in Anmyeon-do, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, tried to divert the grassland (ranch land), which occupies about one-third of the project site, but encountered opposition from Taean-gun. .

An official from company A was introduced to manager C by manager B of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in December 2018. These two chiefs were motivated for the administrative exam. It was found that Company A asked Manager C with the intention of asking the Ministry of Industry to make a judgment that it is possible to divert land for its solar power business. In response, the Board of Audit and Inspection judged that Manager C had a subordinate execute an official document for authoritative interpretation without authority. Afterwards, Taean-gun changed its position and permitted the conversion and development of grassland. Managers B and C

, who acted as “brokers” during the solicitation process, were inaugurated as company A’s CEO and managing director, respectively. Even after moving to the private sector, the two chiefs practiced ‘manipulation’. In 2021, when the Chungcheongnam-do Urban Planning Committee requested a restoration plan after the end of company A’s solar power project, false data was created and submitted. As a result, Company A was exempted from the obligation to restore it. In September 2019, section C, who was found to have led the implementation of the solicitation from the private company, received a request from the National Assembly for an explanation related to authoritative interpretation, and the situation was also detected in which he prepared and submitted false answers.

◆ Received an additional 50 billion won in subsidy with a false technology evaluation

A company that received a large-scale government subsidy by submitting a false technology evaluation was also caught.

Company E participated in the smart meter supply project overseen by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy on three occasions from 2020 to 2021, entrusting technology appraisal evaluation to a company without technology appraisal qualifications and unfairly receiving a subsidy worth 50 billion won, the Board of Audit and Inspection pointed out.

The Board of Audit and Inspection determined that Kang Im-joon, mayor of Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, gave preferential treatment to a specific company with a high school alumni as its CEO while promoting a solar energy project worth about 100 billion won in total. An official from the Board of Audit and Inspection said, “The market side explained that it was to ‘revitalize the local economy’, but there were many requirements for local companies to participate even in the existing bidding qualifications.” criticized it.

◆Professor winning business rights and reselling them A

professor at a national university falsely won new and renewable energy business rights and then sold them for hundreds of times more money.

Since June 2015, Professor D of Chonbuk National University has actually directly managed a company headed by his brother-in-law and promoted a wind power project (100 MW) in the Jeonbuk region. Professor D, who applied for a power generation business license in October of that year, manipulated the list of shareholders and investment plans as if an authority figure in the wind power field was the owner of his business room, and won his business right two months later.

In October 2016, the following year, Professor D obtained permission to use a shared water surface point with a plan to invest in a wind power equipment manufacturing plant worth 40 billion won, even though he had no intention of actually implementing it. Professor D, who has focused on increasing the value of business rights secured through manipulation and trickery, sold the special purpose corporation ( SPC ) he established in June of last year to an overseas company for 50 million dollars. The Board of Audit and Inspection judged that the amount reached 600 times the original investment amount (capital of 100 million won).

won through a false evaluation letter (99MW), two private companies were selected as preferred bidders in October 2020. Gunsan City has a credit rating of ‘ A-‘ recognized by financial institutions for preferred biddersIt was requested that the above conditions of the joint guarantee of the contractor must be met. However, Mayor Kang ordered the contract to be signed after resolving the joint guarantee issue with one of the companies selected as the preferred bidder. The Board of Audit and Inspection explained that although it was reported that there was no will to meet the conditions for joint guarantee in the bidding announcement, Mayor Kang did not give up. In the end, when the employee in charge reported that ‘a contract with a financial company that requires compliance with the conditions of joint guarantee must be terminated,’ the report was approved and a contract was signed with the company in question. The representative of the company was with Mayor Kang and the high school alumni president. As a result, Gunsan City suffered losses worth 11 billion won over the next 15 years, the Board of Audit and Inspection explained.

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