On December 2, 2008, China Huaneng Group and Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation sighed the
“Agreement for Cooperation in Establishing the Huaneng & Shanghai Electric Research Center for
Reduction of Emitted Greenhouse Gases” in Shanghai.
Under the agreement, China Huaneng Group and Shanghai Electric will team up in setting up the Center,
which will research the technologies for emission reduction and efficient utilization of energy and will
carry out the development, transformation and promotion of high technologies in the field of energy saving
and emission reduction according to relevant state requirements. It will use 2 coal-fired units of 600MW of
Huaneng Shanghai Shidongkou Plant No. 2 as a pilot project dedicated to reducing the carbon dioxide
emission of coal-fired generation units.
The signing of the agreement is a concrete realization of the efforts made to implement the national strategy
of keeping on the road of sustainable development and augment the capability of addressing climate
changes; to provide the platform and support for technological researches for China to master the core
technology of reducing CO2 emission, lead the future development of coal and electricity, enhance the
capability for the independent innovation in related technologies; It has positive significance for the
sustainable development of China’s coal-fired power industry and construction of a society that is
resource-saving and environmentally-friendly.
Earlier, in July this year, China Huaneng Group put into operation China’s first demonstration project for
carbon capture from flue gas of coal-fired power plant in Beijing Co-generation Power Plant, which can
process 3000 tons of CO2 each year.