Chiping Xinfa power station
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Chiping Xinfa power station (信发华源铝电发电厂), also known as the Renping Xinfa power station, is a 465-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shandong Province, China.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Chiping.
Chiping Xinfa power station is a 4 x 155 MW coal plant in Xinfa Industrial Park, Chiping. It was commissioned from 2001 to 2002. It is owned by Shandong Xinfa Group. Unit 2 was retired in 2018 and was demolished in the same year.
Groundwater Pollution Controversy
The aluminum refinery that the Chiping Xinfa power station supplies energy to has reportedly been one of the main sources of groundwater pollution in Chiping county. Aluminum refineries produce large amounts of wastewater that can raise the pH and contaminate crucial drinking sources; in the west of Chiping, local villagers have not drunk groundwater for seven or eight years. Water has to be drawn from the Yellow River for irrigation since crops cannot grow with the local water sources. Given that the Xinfa group is the only company operating aluminum facilities in the area, locals believe that the Xinfa Group is the culprit for the city's groundwater pollution.
- Sponsor: Shandong Renping Xinfa Aluminium Co
- Parent company: Shandong Xinfa Group
- Location: Xinfa Industrial Park, Chiping, Shandong Province, China
- Coordinates: 36.607886, 116.245583 (exact)
- Gross capacity: 620 MW (Units 1-4: 155 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
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- Gross generating capacity (operating): 465 MW
- Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 155 MW (start-up in 2006)
- Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 155 MW (start-up in 2006)
- Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 155 MW (start-up in 2008)
- Gross generating capacity (retired): 155 MW
- Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 155 MW (start-up in 2007)