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China trails targets for gas-fired distributed generation

The country is on course to have almost 16 GW of installed DG capacity by the end of 2020, a long way short of its 50 GW target The country is on course to have almost 16 GW of installed DG capacity by the end of 2020, a long way short of its 50 GW target.
By Tang Tian 29 April 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34172
A gas-fired DG project in Shanghai's Hongqiao area. (Interfax)

China’s buildout of gas-fired distributed generation (DG) is set to underperform official expectations after the government reined in gas-to-power development in response to a gas supply crunch two years ago.

China’s installed capacity of gas-fired DG – also known as distributed energy – is on track to reach 15.96 GW by the end of next year and 21.87 GW by 2025, Huang Wei, secretary general of the distributed energy committee at the China Gas Association, said at the Asia Gas Turbine Focus event in Shanghai last...