Datang Keshiketeng Coal Gasification captive power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datang Keshiketeng Coal Gasification captive power station (大唐克什克腾旗煤制气项目自备电厂) is a 260-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Heshigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Heshigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

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Background

The Datang Keshiketeng Coal Gasification captive power station was proposed in 2007, initially as a emission-reducing solution to generating coal power. It was the first coal-to-gas approved facility by the state, and construction for the plant began on August 30, 2009.[1] The total investment was around RMB 25.7 billion ($4.02 billion), which includes a 361-kilometer gas pipeline that connects the plant to Beijing. After completion, the plant will supply electricity to the Beijing area.[2]

The plant was commissioned on December 18, 2013.[1] It currently draws coal from the Xilinhot City coalfields.[2]

In 2014, China had planned to build 50 more coal gasification plants. However, reporting by Greenpeace East Asia demonstrated that these plants would still contribute to climate change by adding around 1.1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide to the air each year; if followed through, these would balance out any emissions cuts the United States would make.[3] Besides carbon dioxide emissions, issues of sulfur pollution, groundwater contamination, and more were discovered after the Datang Keshiketeng Coal Gasification captive power plant was put into operation. Protests from locals in the Hesigten area in Inner Mongolia were suppressed after voicing their concerns about environmental problems.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Datang Energy Chemical Industry Corp (大唐能源化工有限责任公司) 51%; Beijing Beikong Energy Investment Co (北京北控能源投资有限公司) 34.00%; Zhongxin Energy & Chemical Co 10%; Tianjin Jinneng Investment Co (天津市津能投资公司) 5.00%.
  • Parent company: China Datang (61%), Beijing Energy Group (34%), Tianjin Jinneng Investment Company (5%)
  • Location: Heshigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 43.0640, 116.7864 (exact)
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Xilinhot City coalfields
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 260 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 30 MW (start-up in 2013)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 30 MW (start-up in 2013)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 100 MW (start-up in 2013)
    • Unit 4: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 100 MW (start-up in 2013)

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "我国首个煤制气示范项目投运---国家能源局". www.nea.gov.cn. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Datang Power's Keshiketeng coal-to-gas plant goes on-line". interfax.com. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  3. Wong, Edward (2014-07-24). "China's Energy Plans Will Worsen Climate Change, Greenpeace Says (Published 2014)". New York Times. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  4. Denyer, Simon (2015-04-27). "In China, a tug of war over coal gas: Cleaner air but worse for the climate". Washington Post. Retrieved 2021-07-14.