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Gas-fired distributed generation fizzles in China

China’s central government has outlined big ambitions for a roll-out of gas-fired distributed generation installations across the country, but the goal looks increasingly unachievable China’s central government has outlined big ambitions for a roll-out of gas-fired distributed generation installations across the country, but the goal looks increasingly unachievable.
By Tang Tian 6 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34283
A gas-fired distributed generation project in Shanghai. (Interfax)

The key issue: The number of gas-fired distributed generation installations in China has more than doubled in the three years since 2015, but their combined installed capacity has shown disappointingly slow growth.

Interfax analysis: China’s installed capacity of gas-fired distributed generation (DG) projects  is expected to reach 15.96 GW by the end of 2019 and 21.87 GW by 2025, according to the China Gas Association. DG facilities are small-scale installations that provide combined cooling, heating and power for a single large user, such as an industrial...