Lianzhou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lianzhou power station (粤电连州发电厂) was a 520-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guangdong Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Lianzhou.

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Background on Plant

Lianzhou power station was a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 520 MW. The plant was completed in 2000-2004. With 8 sonsors, the plant was owned by Guangdong Yudean Group.[1]

The full plant was retired in 2013, after only 9 years operation, due to the “scandal of blood lead”, a break of high level of blood lead among the local children. In 2012, a news report said that more than 100 children in Xingzi Town, where the power plant located were found high level of lead in their blood test. The local residents blamed the polluted water emission from the plant was the cause. To cool down the anger from the public, the provincial government ordered the plant to shut down. [2][3] [4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Guangdong Yudean Group Co Ltd
  • Parent company: Guangdong Yudean Group
  • Location: Xingzi, Lianzhou, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 24.9762732, 112.5531543 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2013)
  • Gross capacity: 520 MW (Units 1 & 2: 125 MW; Units 3 & 4: 135 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: commissioned 2000-2004
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