Policy & Regulation

South Korea set to enforce coal and oil power cap

South Korea’s government will cap the operation of some coal- and oil-fired power plants at 80%.
By Staff reporter 7 November 2018 0 33209

South Korea’s government will cap the operation of some coal- and oil-fired power plants at 80% to limit air pollution for the first time on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

The measure will come into force when air pollution reaches advisory levels and the concentration of particulate matter exceeds 50 micrograms per cubic metre.

Seven coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 820 MW and four oil-fired power plants with a capacity of 280 MW will be affected.

The government introduced the...