Jingtai Zhunge'er Suancigou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Jingtai Zhunge'er Suancigou power station (京能内蒙古京泰发电公司酸刺沟发电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

An additional 1,320 MW is under development.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in the town of Xuejiawan.

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Background on Project

The 600 MW waste coal-fired power station began construction in 2008 and operation in 2010.[1] The power station is near the Suancigou mine in Majiata Gawler rural village, Zhunge'er (Jungar) Banner. The mine began operating in 2008.[2]

Proposed expansion

In 2011 project sponsor Beijing Energy Investment Holding said it planned to add two units to the power station, units 3-4, of 660 MW each.[3]

A feasibility study was released in 2014.[4] The company Dongfang has been contracted to supply the turbines.[5]

The power station was permitted in October 2017. The document of the permit says the project will support the power transmission line from West Inner Mongolia to Tianjin.[6]

Since the permit is to export power outside the region,[6] the project may be exempt from restrictions on new coal plants in "red light" areas, which includes Inner Mongolia. (The restrictions and exemptions were announced in 2016-2017 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.)

Construction on units 3-4 began in October 2017.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inner Mongolia Jingtai Electric Power Generation
  • Parent company: Beijing Energy Group (51%), Inner Mongolia Yitai Group (29%), Guangdong Yudean Group (20%)
  • Location: Xuejiawan Town, Zhunge'er (Junggar) Banner, Ordos Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 39.711744, 111.200548 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-2); Construction (Units 3-4)
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW); 1,320 MW (Units 3&4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-2); Supercritical (Units 3-4)
  • Start year: 2010 (Units 1-2)
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source: Suancigou coal mine, Zhunge'er (Jungar) Banner
  • Source of financing:

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