Shangluo power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Shangluo power station (陕西省投资集团商洛发电公司) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shaanxi Province, China.


The map below shows the plant in Shahezi Town, Zhang Village.

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Background on Plant

In 2011 Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group proposed a 2 x 660 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant for Shahezi Town,[1] and an agreement was signed between Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group and the Shangluo government in May 2015. It is under construction,[2] and planned for operation in 2017.[3]

2017: Plant halted 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.[4]

Shangluo power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[4] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[5]

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

Construction continues after July 2017

Satellite photos from July and November 2017 show that construction continued after the July 2017 suspension order,[6] and has continued through June 2018.

2018-2019: Plant commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in November 2018.[7]

Unit 2 was commissioned in March 2019.[8]


Shaanxi Huisen Coal Industry is the sponsor of the project, due to a merger by Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group and Shaanxi Province Coalfield Geology Group.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shaanxi Huisen Coal Industry Co
  • Parent company: Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group (90%), Shaanxi Yulin Energy Group (10%)
  • Location: Shahezi Town, Zhang Village, Shangzhou District, Shangluo Prefecture, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 33.807099, 110.0629 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1&2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start year: 2018 (Unit 1), 2019 (Unit 2)
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