Jimsar Wucaiwan Beisan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Jimsar Wucaiwan Beisan Power station (国电华能吉木萨尔五彩湾北三发电厂) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant under development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

An additional 1,320 MW has been proposed.


The map below shows the location of Jimsar County, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Background on Project

Guodian Xinjiang Power & Huaneng Xinjiang are planning to build a coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. There were various proposals, including the 2000 MW Guodian Wucaiwan power station and 2000 MW Huaneng Zhundong power station, which eventually were rolled into the Jimsar Wucaiwan Beisan power station.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The plant was permitted in 2015.[7]

In 2015 units 1-2 of 660 MW each were reported to be under construction and scheduled to be completed in 2018.[8][9] However, Planet satellite images through June 2018 show almost no construction.

In May 2019 it was reported that construction had officially begun on the two units.[10]

Units 3-4

2017: Expansion postponed 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.[11]

Jimsar Wucaiwan Beisan power station Units 3-4 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[11] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[12]

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


On August 28, 2017, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) announced that China Guodian Corporation and Shenhua Group will be jointly restructured. Shenhua Group will become China National Energy Investment Group and will absorb China Guodian Corporation. It will be the largest power company in the world by installed capacity, as well as the world's largest coal producer.[13][14] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[15]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Guodian Xinjiang Power & Huaneng Xinjiang
  • Parent: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Wucaiwan Town, Jimsar County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.801389, 89.192778 (exact)
  • Status: Construction (Units 1-2), Shelved (Units 3-4)
  • Gross capacity: 2,640 MW (Units 1-4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


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  2. "华能新疆吉木萨尔电厂一期计划2014年5月开工", 北极星电力网新闻, 2014-01-03
  3. "华能新疆能源开发有限公司华能吉木萨尔电厂一期2×660MW工程环境影响评价第二次公示", 新疆环境保护厅, 2010-08-11
  4. "交流材料:国电新疆准东煤电一体化项目筹建处," 准东煤电一体化筹建处, 2012-02-24
  5. "华能新疆启动准东煤电一体化项目," Xinjiang Autonomous Region People's Government - Urumqi Window, 2009-12-22
  6. "华能新疆准东能源投资337亿元建设项目进展顺利," xjqt.gov.cn, 2011-12-12
  7. "国电电力五彩湾北三电厂获批 股价不升反跌," 2015-02-27
  8. "新疆准东五彩湾北三电厂1、2号机组工程顺利浇筑第一罐砼," 2015-07-01
  9. "准东“疆电外送”配套7个电源项目已全部完成主厂房第一方混凝土浇筑," Xinjiang Development Park, June 28, 2015
  10. "广东火电新疆北三电厂项目(2×660MW)正式开工- 北极星电力新闻网," BJX, 2019/5/20
  11. 11.0 11.1 "16部委联合发文防范化解煤电产能过剩风险," Sohu.com, 2017-08-03
  12. "2017年分省煤电停建和缓建项目名单," Sohu, 2017-10-12
  13. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  14. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  15. "China’s Newly-Established National Energy Investment Group Sets World Records in Its Sector, With Assets of Over CNY1.8 Trillion," Yicai Global, 11-28-2017

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