Autumn is usually the off season for coal production, but for Sun Xupeng, a coal mine worker in east China’s Anhui Province, this year’s off season has been a lot. busier than the high season.
“We have seen five to six trains loaded with coal leaving for the plant every day since early October. About 15,000 tonnes of coal have been transported daily, an increase of 20% from the previous three quarters,” the official said. 50 years old. Old Sun, who has been working at Dingji Coal Mine in Huainan City, Province for 10 years.
Coal mined from the mine will be sent to the Tianji Power Plant, which transports electricity to the eastern municipality of Shanghai and the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu.
To alleviate the recent coal supply crisis, regions in China have adopted a series of measures to stabilize energy supply and increase coal production capacity.
Currently, some 153 coal mines have met emergency supply conditions, which can help increase coal production capacity by 220 million tonnes per year, according to the National Mine Safety Administration.
“Energy supply can be guaranteed this winter and next spring,” Zhao Chenxin, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission, said at a press conference earlier.
While securing the energy supply, China is also promoting the clean use of coal and stimulating the development of new energies with the aim of achieving its carbon emission target.
“We will ensure that the targets of peaking carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality are met as planned while securing the national energy supply,” Zhao said.
Affiliated with Huaihu Coal & Power Co., Ltd., Dingji Coal Mine and Tianji Power Plant have played an important role in the transmission of electricity from Anhui to thirsty eastern China. electricity. Like many other coal and power companies in China, the company is now working to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions while securing the supply of coal and electricity.
âWe used coal gas and waste heat to generate electricity and recycled coal gangue to make bricks, and increased the recovery rate of coal with an intelligent system,â said Li Ming, secretary of the Dingji Coal Mine Party.
âThe power plant has improved equipment and technologies to reduce the power plant’s coal consumption and reduce emissions of smoke, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide,â said Chen Wei, deputy director of the plant. Tianji power station.
Meanwhile, this power plant has entered the photoelectric arena, with the annual power generation capacity of its photovoltaic project reaching 7 million kilowatt-hours.
âThe coal supply shortage is temporary, while efforts to reduce carbon emissions and develop clean energy will never stop,â said Wang Xiaobo, chairman of the company.
Industry insiders believe that with the introduction of policies to secure energy supply and control coal prices, power shortages will be alleviated.