Huaneng Shanyin power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Huaneng Shanyin power station (华能山阴煤电一体化项目) is a proposed 4,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The map below shows the location of Shanyin County, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Shuozhou Prefecture, Shanxi Province.

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Background on Project

China Huaneng is currently planning to build a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW in Shanxi Province.[1]

In 2014 it was announced the plant was scheduled to be completed in 2016.[2][3][4]

There were no further developments on the project from 2015 to 2019, likely due to the central government's traffic light policy introduced in 2016, which limited coal plant development in most provinces, including Shanxi. (For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.)

However, the traffic light policy was loosened in 2019. In February 2020 Shanxi was given the green light for coal plant development. The proposal was revived in March 2020, this time as a 4 x 1,000 MW coal plant. Units 1-2 will be built first.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Huaneng[6]
  • Location: Beizhouzhuang Industrial Park, Shanyin County, Shuozhou Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.526, 112.816 (approximate)
  • Status: Pre-permit development (Units 1-2), Announced (Units 3-4)
  • Gross capacity: 4,000 MW (Units 1-4: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
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