Shouyang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Shouyang power station (阳煤明泰寿阳低热值煤热电厂) 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 Jinzhong city.

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Background on Plant

Yangquan Coal Group has proposed a power station of two units of 350 MW each. The project began construction in 2014.[1][2]

July 2017: Plant halted by government

In July 2017 China's 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.[3]

Shouyang power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[3] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[4]

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

Planet Satellite photos from August 2017 to April 2018 suggests construction stopped after the suspension.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Yangquan Coal Group
  • Location: Wenjiazhuang Xiang, Shouyang county, Shanxi province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.984276, 113.22403 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved (construction halted by government policy in July and September 2017)
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1-2: 350 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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