Meixin captive power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Meixin captive power station (陕煤化陕西有色美鑫产业投资公司自备电厂) is a 1,400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station under development in Shaanxi province, China.

The plant is operating illegally without the needed permits.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Yaozhou District.

Loading map...

Background on Plant

Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group and Shaanxi Youser Group are constructing a 4 x 350 MW coal plant to support aluminum-magnesium alloy production in Yaozhou District. It was planned for operation in 2016.[1][2]

Both the aluminum-magnesium plant and the power plant began construction despite lacking the needed permits (lacking both EIA and NRDC approval). For this the project sponsors were fined and ordered to stop construction in 2014,[3] and again in 2015.[4]

Despite the order to stop construction, units 1-2 were completed in June to July 2016.[5][6]

As of 2018, units 3-4 are under construction and planned for operation in 2019.[7] In May 2019, China's Environment Ministry faulted Meixin Industry Investment Co. for operating illegally. The expansion is presumably shelved by the Environment Ministry.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Meixin Industry Investment Co.
  • Parent company: Shaanxi Coal Chemistry & Shaanxi Youser
  • Location: Dongjiahe, Yaozhou District, Tongchuan Prefecture, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 34.965281, 108.975844 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-2: Operating; Units 3-4: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 1,400 MW (Units 1-4: 350 MW)
  • Start year: 2016 (Units 1-2)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


Related articles

External resources