Huadian Xiheishan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Huadian Xiheishan power station (华电新疆西黑山发电公司) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Qitai County, near the Xinjiang Guoxin Qitai power station and the Xinyou Qitai power station.

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Background on Project

China Huadian is currently planning to build a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.[1]

The plant was permitted for construction in May 2015.[2]

As of January 2019 construction has not advanced beyond land clearing. Plans for the plant appear to be shelved or deferred, perhaps to comply with central government restrictions (more below).

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, Shanxi, and Xinjiang.[3]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be deferred or cancelled as a result.

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

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Huadian Changji Egema C&P
  • Parent company: China Huadian
  • Location: Xiheishan Industrial Park, Qitai County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.56, 90.24 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1 & 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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