major coalQQproducing region embraces new energy


Inner Mongolia is adjusting its energy structure while ensuring coal supply, said Chen Zheng, deputy director of the regions energy administration.

Inner Mongolias installed generating capacity in terms of new energy will exceed that of thermal power by 2025, Chen said, adding that in 2022 alone, the region will start 262 energy projects each with an investment of over 100 million yuan (about 15.77 million U.S. dollars).

The region will also take measures to promote the development of the industrial chain for the manucture of wind power, photovoltaic and other new-energy equipment, he said.


North Chinas Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a major coal production hub, has set a target to see the amount of new energy power generation surpass that of thermal power generation in 2030.

According to the administrations data, in 2021, the coal output in Inner Mongolia exceeded 1 billion tonnes. In terms of power transmission, it sent 246.7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity out of the region in 2021, ranking first in China for 17 consecutive years.