Yuxian power station

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Yuxian power station (大唐国际蔚州能源综合开发公司), also known as Yu County power station, is a 1320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hebei Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Yu County.

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Background on Project

China Datang was planning to build a coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW in Hebei Province.[1][2][3]

The proposed power station was approved by China's National Development and Reform Commission in 2014.[4]

It was planned for completion in 2016;[5][6] in October 2017 the power station was reported to be nearing the end of construction.[7][8]

Project suspended, then revived

July 2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) postponed or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling nearly 107 gigawatts (GW). 114 coal units totaling 65 GW are postponed for consideration until after the end of the 13th 5-year plan, in 2020. In addition, 71 coal units totaling nearly 42 GW were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. NEA said its goal is to eventually suspend or halt 150 GW of coal capacity during the 13th 5-year plan (2016-2020).[9]

Yuxian power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units.[9]

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

September 2017: Suspension lifted

After political negotiations, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released an updated list of postponed and halted coal projects on September 26, 2017. The new list contained 151 units totaling 95 gigawatts (GW). Yuxian power station was no longer on the list, suggesting the plant is not suspended.[10]

2018-2019: Plant commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in November 2018.[11]

Unit 2 was commissioned on June 29, 2019.[12]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Datang, Kailuan Group
  • Location: Songjiazhuang Town, Yu County, Zhangjiakou Prefecture, Hebei Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.812212, 114.636465 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1 and 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start year: 2018 (Unit 1), 2019 (Unit 2)
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