Changzhi Xinlong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Changzhi Xinlong power station (晋能集团长治欣隆煤矸石电厂) is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Changzhi County.

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Background on Project

Jinneng Group is currently planning to build a two-unit waste coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 300 MW in Shanxi Province. Unit 1 was permitted in 2013,[1] and unit 2 in 2015.[2]

The plant was originally scheduled to be completed in 2015,[3][4] but as of September 2015 construction had not begun.[5]

As of December 2018 construction has still not begun, and plans appear shelved.

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]

Changzhi Xinlong 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.

2020: Project cancelled

In its 2019 Social Responsibility Report, Beijing Energy Group referred to the project as cancelled.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi New Energy Group
  • Parent company: Jinneng Group (68%), Beijing Energy Group (29%), Changzhi Kehong Energy (3%)
  • Location: Donghe Xiang Xincheng village, Changzhi County, Changzhi Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.052, 113.051 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 300 MW (2 x 150 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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