Shaanxi Linbei power station

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Shaanxi Linbei power station (陕西投资集团麟北发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 700-megawatts (MW) in Liangting Town, Linyou, Baoji, Shaanxi, China. It is also known as 陕西麟游低热值煤发电项目, Linyou Waste Coal power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Shaanxi Linbei power station Liangting Town, Linyou, Baoji, Shaanxi, China 34.910101, 107.554315 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 34.910101, 107.554315

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - waste coal 350 supercritical 2019
Unit 2 operating coal - waste coal 350 supercritical 2019

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Shaanxi Energy Linbei Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Shaanxi Energy Linbei Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): June 20, 2016


Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group is seeking approval for a 2 x 350 MW waste coal plant in Linyou County.[1] A feasibility study was completed in November 2015.[2]

The project received environmental clearance from the Shaanxi Provincial DRC in June 2016.[3]

Construction began in 2016.[4]

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.[5]

Shaanxi Linbei power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[5] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[6]

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

Construction ongoing

Satellite photos from Planet from July 2017 to May 2018 suggest construction is not only ongoing but rapid, with the coal plant near completion.

2019: Plant commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in January 2019.[7] Unit 2 was commissioned in April 2019.[8]

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