Antaibao Gangue power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Antaibao Gangue power station (中煤平朔安太堡低热值煤热电厂) is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the construction site in Shuozhou Prefecture.

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Background on Project

ChinaCoal is currently planning to build a two-unit waste coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 700 MW in Shanxi Province.[1][2][3]

Construction began in 2016.[4]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Antaibao Gangue. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[5] For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Expansion halted by government

In July 2017, the NEA released the "Guideline of Supply-Side Reform of the Coal Power Bubble". The Guideline included a draft list which slowed down or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling 107 GW. 114 coal units (65 GW) are ordered to slow down the construction progress during 2017 to 2020, and are not allowed to connect to the grid in 2017. In addition, 71 coal units (42 GW) were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. The list partly overlapped with the projects listed in the January NEA letter to 13 provinces.[6]

Antaibao Gangue power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[6] and also appeared on an updated list of halted units released in September 2017.[7]

For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2021: Project revived

In January 2021 the project was revived and construction resumed.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Chinacoal Pingshuo Coal Co
  • Parent company: ChinaCoal
  • Location: Antaipu Village, Pinglu District, Shuozhou Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.471256, 112.33074 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1 & 2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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