Jiexiu Gangue power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Jiexiu Gangue power station (山西国际能源崇光发电公司) is a 700-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Jiexiu City, Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province.

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Background on Project

Jiexiu Gangue power station is a proposed 2 x 350 MW waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province.[1] In 2015 the power station was under construction.[2]

Project suspended, then revived

July 2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) postponed or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling nearly 107 gigawatts (GW). 114 coal units totaling 65 GW are postponed for consideration until after the end of the 13th 5-year plan, in 2020. In addition, 71 coal units totaling nearly 42 GW were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. NEA said its goal is to eventually suspend or halt 150 GW of coal capacity during the 13th 5-year plan (2016-2020).[3]

Jiexiu Gangue power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units.[3]

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

September 2017: Suspension lifted

After political negotiations, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released an updated list of postponed and halted coal projects on September 26, 2017. The new list contained 151 units totaling 95 gigawatts (GW). Jiexiu Gangue power station was no longer on the list, suggesting the plant is not suspended.[4]

In early 2018 it was reported the plant is planned for commissioning in late 2018.[5]

2020-2021: Plant commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in December 2020.[6] Unit 2 was commissioned in February 2021.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi International Energy Group (51%), Shanxi Ancheng Technical Development Company (49%)
  • Location: Yian Town, Jiexiu County, Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.106543, 111.995598 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1&2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start year: 2020 (Unit 1), 2021 (Unit 2)
  • Coal type: Bituminous waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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