Industrial Info is tracking more than 1.5 terawatts of capital power projects in construction or in development in Asia, with coal-fed projects leading the way.

Britt Burt, Industrial Info's vice president of global research for the Electric Power Industry, recently hosted a webinar regarding the Asia power market. Industrial Info is tracking more than 566 gigawatts (GW) of power capacity that is under construction in Asia, and more than 1 terawatt of power capacity in development, with construction kickoffs from September 2016 to the end of 2019.

Those numbers include more than 271 GW of new-build, coal-fed power capacity that is under construction.

Burt said: “The amount of coal capacity being built in the U.S. and Europe [is not] on a grand scale, but in Asia, coal is very active in places like China, certainly, India and Southeast Asia as well.”

The region is also seeing a strong trend in new-build, natural gas-fed projects, Burt noted, with 92 GW of gas-fed power capacity under construction, and 183 GW of capacity under development through 2019. Renewable and nuclear energy projects also make a strong showing in the region.

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