Pingguo Aluminum power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Pingguo Aluminum Smelter power station (平果铝自备电厂, also known as CHALCO Guangxi Branch captive power station, 中铝广西分公司自备电厂) is a 122-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows the location of the plant, at Matou Town, Pingguo County, Baise Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

Pingguo Aluminum Smelter power station is a six-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 122 MW. The first 3 units were completed in 1996, 1998, and 2003. [1] The next 3 units (units 4-6) were commissioned in 2008. [2] It is owned by CHALCO.[3]

Expansion Project

CHALCO has proposed an expansion of 1,050 MW at this plant.[4] [5] [6]

In 2015, CHALCO, Guangxi Investment Co and Guangxi Baise Development Investment Group co-invested in "Guangxi Hualei New Material Company Ltd", which is developing 400 thousand-ton aluminum water project with 3*350MW coal fired power units, known as Guangxi Hualei power station. [7] [8]

The aluminum water project was approved by the China NDRC in 2015. [9]

The power plant was commissioned in September 2017, along with the aluminum water project.[10]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Aluminum Corporation of China Guangxi Branch
  • Parent company: CHALCO
  • Location: Matou Town, Pingguo County, Baise Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 23.3396593, 107.5107375 (exact)
  • Status: operating
  • Gross capacity: 122 MW (Unit 1: 25MW; Unit 2: 30MW; Unit 3: 3MW; Unit 4: 4MW; Unit 5: 30MW; Unit 6: 30 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1996-2008
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