South Korea expects record coal demand in 2016

Last Modified: Sat Mar 05 2016 03:49:08 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 140 MT
    demand for coal in South Korea in 2016 according to the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), a government-run think tank. This will mean a 6.3 rise in demand compared to 2015.
  • 9
    new coal fired plants will become operation this year fuelling this demand.
  • 7.7 GW
    of installed capacity will be added once these plants are operational.
  • 40%
    of South Korea's electricity supply last year came from coal, according to data from Korea Power Exchange.
  • 19
    new coal-fired power plants will still be built by 2022.