Qingshuihe captive power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Qingshuihe captive power station (兴义阳光资产经营集团清水河热电联产,兴义清水河自备电厂) is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guizhou Province, China.

A 750 MW expansion has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in the town of Qingshuihe.

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Background on Project

The coal-fired power station fuels an integrated aluminum processing plant at Qingshuihe Industrial Park, owned by Xingyi Yangguang Assets Mgmt.[1]

The power station is being built in two phases. The first two units of 350 MW each went online in 2015.[2][3]

The aluminum processing smelter which the power plant was built for was never carried out. Instead, the local government is planning to introduce silicon-chrome-manganese processing lines and other energy-intensive manufacturing in the Industrial park to consume the electricity the power station generates.[4] The plant is connecting to the Xingyi local power grid, which is the only local grid in Guizhou Province.[5]

Proposed expansion

Phase II of the power station calls for three more units, units 3-5, consisting of two 350 MW units and one 50 MW unit.[6][1][3]

However, there have been no further developments since 2015, and plans appear shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Xingyi Yangguang Assets Mgmt.
  • Location: Qingshuihe Town, Xingyi County, Qianxinan AP Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
  • Coordinates: 25.281825, 104.866064 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-2), Cancelled (Units 3-5)
  • Gross capacity: 1,450 MW (Units 1-2: 350 MW, Unit 3: 50 MW, Units 4-5: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date: 2015 (Units 1-2)
  • Coal type: Waste coal
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