Shanxi Yuguang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Shanxi Yuguang power station (山西国际能源银光发电公司), also known as Shanxi Shanyin power station (煤矸石综合利用发电项目一期), is a 1,300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The photo below shows the plant in Shanyin County, Shuozhou Prefecture, Shanxi Province.

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Background on Project

Shanxi International Electricity Group and ChinaCoal are currently planning to build a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,300 MW in Shanxi Province. The first two units began operating in 2012.[1][2][3]


Two more units of 350 MW each have been permitted.[4][5][6]

They were reported as under construction in November 2015, and planned for operation in 2017.[7]

Unit 4 was commissioned on June 6, 2019.[8] Unit 3 was commissioned on June 17, 2019.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi International Energy Group (70%), ChinaCoal (30%)
  • Location: Shanyin County, Shuozhou Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.6158712, 112.7989912 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,300 MW (Units 1 & 2: 300 MW; Units 3 & 4: 350 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-2), Supercritical (Units 3-4)
  • Start year: 2012 (Units 1&2); 2019 (Units 3 & 4)
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