Huaneng Tongchuan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Huaneng Tongchuan power station (华能铜川照金发电厂二期扩建项目) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shaanxi Province, China.


The photo below shows the plant in Yaozhou District, Tongchuan Prefecture, Shaanxi Province.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Huaneng Tongchuan power station, totaling 1,200 MW, were brought online in 2007. The plant is owned by China Huaneng.[1]

Proposed expansion

Huaneng is planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW. The project was on hold, having not been approved for an environmental permit due to air issues with the plant's location.[2]

The new units were permitted in 2015,[3] and are under construction.[4]

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 Tongchuan. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[5]

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

Project Details for Phase II Expansion

  • Sponsor: China Huaneng
  • Location: Potou Town, Yaozhou District, Tongchuan Prefecture, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 34.8497958, 108.8883626 (exact)
  • Status: Construction shelved
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 3 & 4: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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