Set out to eliminate coal-fired generating units that do not meet current standards (including coal-fired auto-consumer units). In accordance with relevant laws and regulations, clean up and rectify illegal construction of coal-fired power projects. In administrative areas where the indicator for installed capacity adequacy is red or orange, the approval and new construction starts of coal-fired power projects with power produced for local consumption will be suspended. It affects about 48GW coal power plants announced by local government in 2020.

The new coal-fired power monitor up to 2023 was published in early 2020. The monitor allows or restricts provinces to permit construction of new coal-fired power plants. Restrictions were rolled back compared to last year (2022 risk monitor), and more provinces were green-lighted for new plants.

(February 2020)