Shanxi Aluminum power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Shanxi Aluminum power station (中电投山西铝业自备电厂) is a 156-megawatt (MW) captive coal-fired power station in Shanxi province, China.

An additional 1,320 MW has been proposed.


The map below shows Majiawan Village, the approximate location for the proposed plant.

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Background on Plant

Units 1-8 of comprise a total of 156 MW of capacity, which is committed to production of aluminum.[1]

Proposed expansion

A 2 x 660 MW expansion has been proposed.[2]

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.


In July 2015, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) merged to become State Power Investment Corporation (国家电力投资集团), one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in the People's Republic of China.[3]

Project Details for Units 9 and 10

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Aluminum
  • Parent company: State Power Investment Corporation
  • Location: Yuanping County, Xinzhou Prefecture, Shanxi province, China
  • Coordinates: 38.785779, 112.75578 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 9&10: 660 MW)
  • Projected in service:
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Articles and resources


  1. "《点击进入火电最新专题》," HDJOB.BJX.COM.CN, 6 March 2017
  2. "市委五届五次全会暨全市经济工作会议召开 - 原平新闻网," Yuanping County, Feb 5, 2015
  3. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched". World Nuclear Association. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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