Zaokuang Hongdunjie power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Zaokuang Hongdunjie power station (山东能源陕西枣矿红墩界煤电公司) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant under development in Shaanxi Province, China.


The map below shows the construction site for the plant in Jingbian County.

Loading map...

Background on Project

In 2016, Shaanxi Zaokuang Hongdunjie Coal Power Company was granted environmental clearance to build a 2 x 660 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant in Hongdunjie Town, Jingbian County.[1]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.[2]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result.

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Commissioning postponed to 2020

In May 2017 it was reported that commissioning was planned for December 2017,[3] however in February 2018 it was reported the power station is planned for operation in December 2020,[4] perhaps in response to the scale control restrictions.

However, as of January 2021, the power station has still not begun construction.

2021: Construction begins

Construction on the coal plant began in May 2021.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shaanxi Zaokuang Hongdunjie Coal Power Company
  • Parent company: Shandong Energy Group (79.3%), China Xinda Asset Management (20.7%)
  • Location: Hongdunjie Town, Jingbian, Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.890446, 108.914963 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1&2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


Related articles

External resources