Coal power plants to be suspended in March 2021
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has decided to suspend the operation of coal power plants for one month in March to reduce fine dust emissions in accordance with the ‘Fine Dust Seasonal Management System Implementation Plan’. Of the 58 total generators, 19 to 28 will be shut down, and an upper limit will be enforced to restrict the power generation output to 80% for a maximum 37 units. The Ministry is also planning to shut down additional coal generators on weekends when electricity demand is low, yet, the plan is flexible to supply and demand conditions and maintenance schedule.
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