Tongmei Shuonan Gangue power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Tongmei Shuonan Gangue power station (同煤朔州热电公司) is a 700-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Yaozitou Xiang Qianzhai village, Shuocheng District.

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Background on Project

Datong Coal Mining Group is currently planning to build a waste coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 700 MW in Shanxi Province.[1]

The power station is under construction and planned for operation in 2017.[2]

July 2017: Plant postponed 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]

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

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

September 2017: Project substantially completed

Satellite photos from Google Earth (3/18) and Planet (9/17) show that the project is substantially completed, though apparently not operating.

2019-2020: Plant commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned on December 6, 2019.[5] Unit 2 was commissioned on January 17, 2020.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Datong Coal Mining Group
  • Parent company: Datong Coal Mining Group
  • Location: Yaozitou Xiang Qianzhai village, Shuocheng District, Shuozhou, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.215859, 112.388698 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 2 x 350 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start year: 2019 (Unit 1), 2020 (Unit 2)
  • Coal type: Bituminous waste coal
  • Coal source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

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