Jingneng Zuoyun Madaotou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Jingneng Zuoyun Madaotou power station (京能山西京同热电公司左云马道头低热值煤发电厂) is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Shanxi province, China.

With no developments since 2014, the project appears to be cancelled.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Madaotou Xiang.

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Background on Plant

Beijing Energy Investment Holding Company has proposed a power station of two units of 350 MW each. The environmental impact assessment was approved in 2014.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

Jingneng Zuoyun Madaotou power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[4] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[5]

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

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Beijing Energy Group
  • Location: Madaotou Xiang, Zuoyun county, Datong prefecture, Shanxi province, China
  • Coordinates: 40.078033, 112.698289 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1-2: 350 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Coal type: Bituminous waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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