Beijing Energy Wujianfang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Beijing Energy Wujianfang power station (京能锡林郭勒发电公司五间房电厂) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Xiwuzhumuqin (West Ujimqin) Banner. It's right next to the CR Xiwu Qi Wujianfang power station on the east side.

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Background on Project

Beijing Energy Group and China Resources are constructing a 2 x 660 MW ultra-supercritical power station in West Ujimqin Banner of Xilin Gol League.[1][2] The power station is planned for operation in 2017.[3]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.[4]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Expansion postponed 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.[5]

Beijing Energy Wujianfang power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[5] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[6]

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

March 2018: Construction continues on project

Satellite imagery for 44.572488, 116.739511 shows that construction continued on the project in the period July 2017 to March 2018.

October 2018: Unit 1 commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in October 2018.[7]

January 2019: Unit 2 commissioned

Unit 2 was commissioned on January 24, 2019.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Beijing Energy Group (70%), China Resources (30%)
  • Location: Xiwuzhumuqin (West Ujimqin Banner), Xilin Gol League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.572488, 116.739511 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1&2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start year: 2018 (Unit 1), 2019 (Unit 2)
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