Shanxi Coal Hequ power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Shanxi Coal Hequ power station (山西焦煤中机国能山煤河曲能源公司) is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Shanxi province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Xinzhou city.

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Background on Plant

Shanxi Coal International Energy Group has proposed a power station of two units of 350 MW each. The environmental impact assessment was approved in 2014.[1][2][3]

The power station is under construction and planned for 2017.[4]

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.[5]

Shanxi Coal Hequ power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[5] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[6]

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

2020: Plans revived

The coal plant was listed as a Shanxi provincial key project for 2020, suggesting plans have been revived.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Coal International Energy Group
  • Parent company: China Sinogy Electric Group, Shanxi Coking Coal Group
  • Location: Xinzhou city, Hequ county, Shanxi province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.111156, 111.182432 (exact)
  • Status: Permitted
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1-2: 350 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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