Shanxi, a leading coal province in North China, saw its advanced coal production capacity reach 68% of its total in 2019, local media reported.
Last year, the province phased out 27.45 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of coal capacity, and retired a total 115.86 Mtpa of coal capacity during the 13th "Five-Year Plan" period (2016-2020), Shanxi Economic Daily reported.
Shanxi retired 1.1 GW of backward coal-fired power generating units in 2019, with elimination during 2016-2020 totaling 4 GW.
It has been actively developing new energy in recent years, with installed capacity of wind and photovoltaic power reaching 12.51 GW and 10.88 GW and shares rising 1.6 percentage points and 1.9 percentage points in total power installed capacity compared with end-2019.
An average energy consumption growth of 3.2% over 2017-2019 in Shanxi helped support an average 6.6% economic growth of the province.
In the first quarter this year, it saw coal-bed methane output grow by 5.1% year on year. It transmitted a total 99.1 TWh of electricity to other areas last year, reaching a record high.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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