Lu'an Zhundong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lu'an Zhundong power station (潞安协鑫新疆准东能源公司) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.


The photo below shows the location of the plant in Qitai County.

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Background on Project

Lu'an Zhundong is a 2 x 660 MW ultra-supercritical power station under construction in Qitai County. It is planned for operation by 2017.[1][2][3]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, Shanxi, and Xinjiang.[4]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

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]

Lu'an Zhundong 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.

2020: Project revived

In March 2020, Luan Group and GCL Group held a symposium to promote the construction of the plant.[7] Construction resumed in May 2020.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Xinjiang Lu'an Energy Chemistry Co
  • Parent company: GCL Poly Energy Holdings, Lu'an Group
  • Location: Dajing, Qitai County, Changji Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.7026, 89.678 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1&2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
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