Enhong Waste Coal power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Enhong Waste Coal power station (云南煤化工集团东源恩洪煤矸石发电公司) was a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Yunnan Province, China. It appears to have been built but never operated.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Qilin District.

Loading map...

Background on Project

Enhong Waste Coal power station consists of 2 x 150 circulating fluidized bed units in Fase Village, Dongshan Town. It was expected to be fueled by waste coal and owned by Yunnan Dongyuan Coal Power. The project was permitted in 2012.[1]

In 2013, the Qilin District said the plant was under construction and planned for operation in 2014.[2]

Looking at the time slider feature of Google Earth, both units appeared to be completely finished by May 2016, although there were no news reports it was completed.

Monthly satellite photos from January 2016 to March 2018 suggest the plant was near or totally completed since at least January 2016 but showed no signs of steam, indicating the plant had likely not been put into operation.[3]

2017: Plant postponed 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.[4]

Enhong Waste Coal power station Units 1-2 were among the postponed coal-burning units,[4] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[5]

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

Plant appeared shelved or abandoned

As of June 2022, with no known activity at the site in at least four years, the power station was considered shelved or abandoned. In 2019, it appeared the company went bankrupt and restructured. Based on some reports, work on getting the plant operating may have been expected following resolution of a legal dispute, but there was no additional news or updates on the matter.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Yunnan Coal Chemical Group
  • Location: Fase Village, Dongshan Town, Qilin District, Qujing Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 25.233683, 104.111946 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled (construction hold)
  • Gross capacity: 300 MW (Units 1 & 2: 150 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


Related GEM.wiki articles

External resources