Two plants reprieved in Moon’s South Korean coal shutdown

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered eight coal-fired power plants to be temporarily shut down to reduce pollution, two fewer than originally planned.
By Staff reporter 16 May 2017 0 25933

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered eight coal-fired power plants to be temporarily shut down to reduce pollution, according to Platts.

The units that will be taken offline will be Seochen 1 and 2 (200 MW each), Samcheonpo 1 and 2 (560 MW each) Boryeong 1 and 2 (450 MW each), and Yeongdong 1 and 2 (125 MW and 200 MW respectively). All of the units are owned by Korea Electric Power Corp.

The one-month shutdown will occur in June, when pollution levels...

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