Maoming Bohe power station

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Maoming Bohe power station (粤电茂名博贺煤电公司) is a 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant under development in Guangdong Province, China.

A phase II of 2 x 1,000MW is proposed.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Bohe Town, Dianbai District.

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Background on Units 1-2

Guangdong Yudean Group has proposed a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW in Guangdong Province. As of 2013 the plant is scheduled to be completed in 2016.[1]

To fuel the Bohe coal plant, a coal berth with capacity of 13 million tons per year throughput was approved by China's NDRC in 2012, and started construction the same year. [2]

Although the project had not received environmental clearance or permits from the provincial DRC, construction began in 2014.[3][4][5]

2017: Plant 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, and may not resume development until the violations are resolved. The list partly overlapped with the projects listed in the January NEA letter to 13 provinces.[6]

Maoming Bohe power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[6] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[7] (For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.)

2018: Plant listed for emergency back-up

In November 2018, the plant's two units were listed as emergency back-up units. The units are under construction.[8]

2019: Plant permitted

In January 2020, it was reported the plant's EIA had been approved and a permit for construction granted, over five years after construction had begun.[9]

2020: Unit 1 commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in September 2020.[10]

Proposed expansion: Units 3-4

A phase II at the power station (units 3 & 4 of 1,000MW each) was listed in the Guangdong Major Development Projects of 2020 as a Major Preliminary Project.[11]

Plant Details of Units 1-2

  • Sponsor: Guangdong Yudean Group
  • Location: Diancheng Town, Dianbai District, Maoming Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 21.441033, 111.289628 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 1), Construction (Unit 2)
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1 & 2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start year: 2020
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Project Details of units 3-4

  • Sponsor: Guangdong Yudean Group
  • Location: Diancheng Town, Dianbai District, Maoming Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 21.441033, 111.289628 (exact)
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 3 & 4: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
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