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Can China switch away from coal to gas in the captive power sector?


Can China switch away from coal to gas in the captive power sector?

Report summary

China's air pollution challenges are well documented. In an attempt to tackle the crisis, the central government released the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan (APPCAP) in September 2013 setting national-level targets for air quality and emissions control. This was subsequently followed by provincial and municipal government targets through their own APPCAPs.

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This Power Markets Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

For participants, suppliers and advisors who want to look at the trends, risks and issues within the power industry, this report gives you an expert opinion and analysis to help inform your decision making.

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  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Switching from coal to gas will make captive power less competitive than grid power
  • Switching from coal to gas won't materially help to achieve coal reduction targets…
  • …but would create significant additional gas demand
  • Fuel switching projects face financial and operational challenges
  • Are governments ready to subsidize switching projects?
  • Conclusions

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Switching from coal to gas will make captive power less competitive than grid power
    • Thermal coal and natural gas prices by province
    • Coal and natural gas tariffs by province
  • Switching from coal to gas won't materially help to achieve coal reduction targets…
  • …but would create significant additional gas demand
    • Impact of fuel switching on coal and gas demand
    • Fuel switching capex and subsidy requirements
  • Fuel switching projects face financial and operational challenges
  • Are governments ready to subsidize switching projects?
  • Conclusions
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