Huaneng Xishangzhuang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Huaneng Xishangzhuang power station, (阳煤西上庄低热值煤热电公司), also known as the Yangquan power station or Yang Zuo Quan power station, 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 Yangquan.

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Background on Plant

The proposed power station in the city of Yangquan by Yangquan Coal Industry Group and China Huaneng was permitted in 2014.[1]

The plant is under construction and planned to be ultra-supercritical.[2]

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.[3]

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

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

May 2020: Construction restarts

The plant was removed from the suspension construction list in May 2019. Construction restarted in May 2020.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Yangquan Coal Industry Group, China Huaneng
  • Location: Xishangzhuang, Yangquan City, Shanxi province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.813144, 113.424688 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Coal type: Bituminous waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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