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Guangdong bets on gas to meet power demand

China’s most prosperous province has turned to gas-fired power to help it improve local air quality by cutting coal consumption while continuing to meet rising electricity demand China’s most prosperous province has turned to gas-fired power to help it improve local air quality by cutting coal consumption while continuing to meet rising electricity demand.
By Tang Tian 20 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation 0 34322
CNOOC Gas & Power Group's LNG-fired power plant in Guangdong province. (CNOOC)

The key issue: Guangdong province announced last month that 43 new gas-to-power projects would start development by the end of 2020 to replace coal-burning facilities in the Pearl River Delta, a manufacturing hub that includes Guangdong’s main cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Interfax analysis: Gas-fired power has emerged as a major winner in Guangdong’s efforts to meet growing power demand while cutting coal consumption. The 43 new gas-to-power plants recently announced for the southern Chinese province will increase its targeted new gas-fired power capacity by...