Beijing closes its last utility-scale coal power plant

By Staff reporter 20 March 2017

Beijing shut down its last utility-scale coal-fired power plant on Saturday, shifting the Chinese capital’s energy mix entirely to electricity and gas, state media has reported.

The 18-year old plant in eastern Beijing is owned by China Huaneng Group and had an installed generation capacity of 845 MW.

It was able to provide heating for 3,000 hectares of floor area in southeastern Beijing.

City Major Cai Qi said a new gas-fired power station is under construction and will start operating soon, adding the municipal government will provide support...

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