Shanxi Ruiguang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Shanxi Ruiguang power station (国际能源瑞光热电公司) is a 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The photo below shows the plant in Yuci District, in Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Shanxi Ruiguang power station, totaling 660 MW, were brought online between 2011 and 2012. The plant is owned by Shanxi International Electricity Group.[1][2]

Description of Expansion

Shanxi International Energy Group is currently planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,200 MW.[3]

However, with no developments since 2011, the expansion appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Gemeng International
  • Parent company: Shanxi International Electricity Group[4]
  • Location: Yuci District, Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.7845711, 112.719866 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1 & 2); Cancelled (Units 3 & 4)
  • Gross capacity: 1,860 MW (Units 1 & 2: 330 MW; Units 3 & 4: 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1 & 2)
  • Projected in service: 2011 (Unit 1); 2012 (Unit 2)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
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