REGULATION | Staff Reporter, Korea

South Korea to temporarily shut down 10 coal-fired plants

They'll stop operation in June this year.

The new South Korean president has announced that ten over-30-year-old coal-fired power plants would be temporarily shut down in June 2017 to reduce air pollution, according to Enerdata.

The ten power plants have a total capacity of 3.3 GW, accounting for around 11% of the coal-fired power capacity in South Korea. Operations will be suspended for one month, in June 2017; they will be shut down again from March to June 2018 before all coal-fired power plants are finally stopped by May 2022.

"In July 2016, South Korea announced a plan to shut down old coal-fired power plants by 2025, to reduce its reliance on coal-fired power generation and to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions," Enerdata said.

This story was originally published by Enerdata.

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