Linfen power station

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Linfen power station (大唐国际临汾热电公司) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The map below shows the location of the plant, in Yaodu District, Linfen Prefecture, Shanxi Province.

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Background on Plant

Linfen power station is a two-unit waste-coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 600 MW in Shanxi Province. The plant was completed in 2010-11, and is majority-owned by China Datang.[1][2][3]

Formerly known as the "floral city," Linfen has become a symbol of pollution and was named "chamption of contamination" in 2004 by China Business Herald. Following a "Take off the Black Hat" campaign to close local coal mines and stop coal burning at homes, officials claimed an improvement in the level of pollution; however, some local residents disputed claims of improvement.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Datang (80%), Linfen Hexi Theremal Power Company (20%)
  • Location: Yaodu District, Linfen Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.153659, 111.485269 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1 & 2: 300 MW)
  • Type:
  • In service: 2010 (Unit 1), 2011 (Unit 2)
  • Coal type:
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "大唐国际临汾热电一号机组通过满负荷试运行," China News, 2010-12-19
  2. "山西大唐国际临汾热电有限责任公司简介," China Datang, 2011-1-4
  3. "Coal-Fired Plants in China: Shanxi," Power Plants Around the World, accessed November 2014
  4. Tom Phillips, "Linfen: how China's Chernobyl turned the corner," The Telegraph, 24 Oct 2012

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