In combination with the background of the 11th Five_Year Plan for SO2
pollution Control of Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants, and based on the draft Outline of the 11th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and related regulations, policies and standards, the selection and determination method of the main targets, such as the up-to-standard emission rate, the totalemission, the emission performance standard (EPS) and the flue gas desulfurization (FGD)capacity, etc., were analyzed. In addition, the SO2
emission and the FGD capacity of electricity industry in China by the end of the 11th Five_year were forecasted. It was forecasted that by 2010, the total emission of SO2
from national electricity industry would decrease to 862×104
t, dropping by 33.7% as compared with the level of 2005; the FGD capacity putting into operation or under construction would reach 3.8×108
kW, accounting for 64.0% ofthe total capacity of national coal-fired generator at 2010; the EPS would drop to 2.7 g/(kW·h), comparing with 6.4 g/(kW·h) at 2005. Subsequently, the investment and the risk about the SO2
pollution control of existing coal-fired power plants were analyzed. Suggestions were put forward that it is necessary to improve the system of total emission control of SO2
, intensify policyguidance, expedite development of the FGD industrialization and make full use of government, organization and corporation, in order to guarantee the realization of the targets.