Policy & Regulation

South Korean coal-to-gas power plant conversion set to underwhelm

Only one of South Korea’s nine planned coal-fired power plants is likely to be converted to gas, the country’s energy minister has said.
By Staff reporter 11 December 2017 0 28740

Only one of South Korea’s planned coal-fired power plants is likely to be converted to gas, the country’s energy minister, Paik Un-gyu, told Reuters on Friday.

The country is shifting towards a greater role for gas and renewables in the country’s energy mix and away from coal and nuclear power.

The government was in talks with private and public utilities to convert four planned coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 3.26 GW to gas.

However, only one of the total of nine planned coal-fired...