March 27, 2019 / 7:32 AM / a year ago

CEZ to shut some coal-fired power plants in mid-2020

PRAGUE, March 27 (Reuters) - Czech utility CEZ will start scaling back its coal-fired power plant capacity in mid-2020, shutting three units with a capacity of more than 1 gigawatt, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

The units account for around 5 percent of CEZ’s total annual capacity, daily E15 reported.

“CEZ Group will gradually phase out electric power from coal and move to zero-emission sources of energy,” CEZ Chief Executive Daniel Benes told E15 in an interview, commenting on already announced plans to cut coal-power capacity by more than half by 2035. (Reporting by Jason Hovet, editing by Louise Heavens)

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