Xing’an Meng Youzhong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xing’an Meng Youzhong power station (蒙能科右中发电厂), also known as Guodian Mengneng Higgan Youzhong Power Plant, is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows the location for the proposed plant in Bayanhushu Town in Horqin Right Middle Banner in Hinggan (Xing’an Meng) Prefecture.

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Background on Project

In 2009 China Guodian said it was planning to build a coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,200 MW in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.[1] A pre-feasibility study for a 2 x 660 MW coal plant was approved in 2012.[2][3]

In 2013 the project's sponsor changed to Inner Mongolia Mining Group and Inner Mongolia Energy Investment Co., starting the permitting process over again.[4] A new EIA was submitted in August 2015.[5]

The project was permitted in 2015.[6]

Project suspended

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Xing’an Meng Youzhong.[7]

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

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.[8]

Xing’an Meng Youzhong power station Units 1-2 were among the postponed coal-burning units ordered to slow construction through 2020,[8] and also appeared on an updated list of postponed projects released on September 26, 2017.[9]

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

2017: Project reported as ongoing

A bid was put out for the plant's construction in April 2017.[10] Construction on the plant was reported on May 26 and on September 13, 2017.[11][12]

However, Planet satellite images show no construction from August 2017 through March 2018.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inner Mongolia Energy Invest & Inner Mongolia Mining Group
  • Parent company: Inner Mongolia Asset Management Bureau
  • Location: Bayanhushu Town, Horqin Right Middle Banner, Hinggan (Xing’an Meng) Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.986924, 121.427857 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1&2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
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