It was found that KEPCO recorded an operating loss of over 6.5 trillion won in the second quarter of this year and recorded a loss of 14.3 trillion won in the first half of this year.

Although electricity sales have increased and electricity rates have risen slightly, the main reason is that fuel costs and electricity purchase costs have risen sharply due to a surge in international energy prices.

As a large-scale deficit is expected to continue in the second half of the year, there are also observations that the deficit could reach up to 30 trillion won this year.