South Korea temporarily shuts down coal fired power plants to curb air pollution

Last Modified: Wed Jun 07 2017 21:58:04 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 8
    coal-fired power plants in South Korea, aged 30 years or older, will be closed June 1-30 as part of efforts to reduce air pollution.
  • 1,535 MW
    total generation capacity that will be impacted.
  • 10
    coal-fired power plants aged 30 years or older in the country.
  • May 2022
    All 10 plants will be closed by this time frame as per an announcement made by the newly elected president Moon Jae-in within 5 days of taking office.
  • 18%
    Percentage the temporary shutdown and the early closure will help reduce air pollution by.