Beijing shuts last coal power plant in switch to natural gas

Last Modified: Mon Mar 20 2017 07:17:34 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 845 MW
    Installed capacity of the Huaneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant owned and operated by Huaneng Power International.
  • 5 units
    Number of units that make up the plant. Individual installed capacities Unit 1: 75 MW, Unit 2 & 3: 165 MW, Unit 4 & 5: 220 MW.
  • ?
    Number of employees at the plant.
  • ? tonnes
    annual CO2 emissions of all units combined.
  • 18 Mar 2017
    Plant shut down. With this closure, according to Xinhua, Beijing has become the country's first city to have all its power plants fuelled by natural gas, an objective laid out in 2013 in the capital's five-year clean air action plan.