Guodian Suizhou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guodian Suizhou power station (国电长源电力随州发电厂) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Hubei Province, China.


The map below shows the location where the plant would be built in Zengdu District.

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Background on Project

The project was first proposed by China Huaneng, which received environmental clearance in June 2015 for a 1,320 MW coal-fired power station in Suizhou prefecture. Construction was planned for June 2015 and operation for 2017.[1][2]

2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017 China's 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.[3]

Huaneng Suizhou power station Units 1-2 were among the postponed coal-burning units,[3] and also appeared on an updated list of postponed projects released in September 2017.[4]

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

Planet satellite photos of the proposed plant location from June 2017 to March 2018 show no signs of construction.

2020: Project revived

In January 2020 the project was revived by Guodian Changyuan Electric Power of National Energy Investment Group.[5] A new permit for the plant was issued in June 2020.[6]

Construction began in November 2020.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Guodian Changyuan Electric Power
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Fanjiachong Village, Xihe Town, Zengdu District, Suizhou Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
  • Coordinates: 31.640073, 113.522017 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1 & 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
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