Installed global coal power plant capacity in select countries 2022
Coal power plant pipelineWhile coal use has come under harsh scrutiny over its highly polluting nature, the industry has continued investing in new coal-fired generation plants. The global installed coal power generation capacity is projected to see a net increase over the next decades and predicted to reach 2.2 terawatts in 2050.
Worldwide, about 177 gigawatts of new coal capacity was under construction in 2021, with a further 280 gigawatts in various stages of planning. However, the capacity of the coal plant pipeline has decreased over the last few years. These announced coal power plants around the world were primarily to serve the growth in coal demand from new power plants in India and China.