Kekedala power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kekedala power station (新疆荣新电力可克达拉热电厂) is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows the approximate location where the plant would be built which is 6.5 kilometers north of the city of Kekedala.

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Background on Project

Rongxin Group is a proposed 2 x 350 MW supercritical coal plant in Kekedala.[1][2]

2017: Plant 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.[3]

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

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

2020: Project revived

In 2020, plant sponsor Rongxin Group began recruiting for development of the project.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Xinjiang Rongxin Power
  • Parent company: Rongxin Group
  • Location: Kekedala County, Ili Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.030433, 81.002781 (approximate)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1&2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
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