Shenneng Korla power station

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Shenneng Korla power station (深能库尔勒发电公司), previously known as Guodian Korla power station, is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Xinjiang province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Korla.

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Background on Plant

China Guodian proposed a power station of two units of 350 MW each for the city of Korla in 2011. The units were permitted in 2013 and went into construction in 2014.[1][2]

The plant was transferred to Shenneng Korla Power Co. of Shenzhen Energy in 2015.[3]

The units are planned for operation by 2017.[4] They are combined heat and power (CHP) plants for residential and industrial use.[5]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration proposed the suspension of over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Guodian Korla power station. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[6]

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Construction ongoing

Construction continues on the plant, and as of mid-2017, appears near completion.[7]

2017: Power station commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned on 24 August 2017,[8] and unit 2 in November 2017.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shenneng Korla Power Co.
  • Parent company: Shenzhen Energy Group (66%), Xinjiang Bayin Asset Management (12%), Korla Asset Management (12%), Xinjiang Keda Construction Group (10%)
  • Location: Korla city, Xinjiang province, China
  • Coordinates: 41.664241, 86.263179 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 700 MW (2 x 350 MW)
  • Start date: 2017
  • Type: Supercritical
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