Huaneng Taihang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Huaneng Taihang power station (华能山西太行发电公司) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Shanxi province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Zuoquan County, Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province.

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Background on Plant

China Huaneng proposed adding two units of 660 MW each to its Huaneng Zuoquan power station. The construction plan was approved in 2014.[1][2]

Construction began in 2015, with operation planned for 2017. When construction began, the expansion was renamed and considered its own separate power station, known as Huaneng Taihang power station.[3]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

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 Huaneng Taihang. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[4] For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Plant halted by government

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.[5]

Huaneng Taihang power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[5] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[6]

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

With no developments since 2015, the project appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Huaneng Power International
  • Parent: China Huaneng (60%), Yang Quan Coal Industry Group (40%)
  • Location: Hanwang Town, Shuiheng Village, Zuoquan County, Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.197914,113.447549 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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