Waigaoqiao power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Waigaoqiao power station 上海外高桥发电厂 is a 5,160 megawatt coal-fired power station in Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is operated by Shenergy Co Ltd.[1][2] A 1,280 MW capacity replacement project (外高桥一厂等容量替代项目) is proposed at the site.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Shanghai Pudong.

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Background

The power station is made up of the following units:[1]

  • Waigaoqiao-I (4 x 300 MW, subcritical technology) - built 1995-1997
  • Waigaoqiao-II (2 x 980 MW, supercritical technology) - built 2004
  • Waigaoqiao-III (2 x 1,000 MW, ultra-supercritical technology) - built 2008

In August 2016, New Scientist reported that a Chinese engineer had re-engineered Waigaoqiao-III to burn 276 grams of coal per kilowatt-hour, compared with China’s national average of 315 grams per kilowatt-hour.[3]

Capacity Replacement Project

In April 2022, a capacity replacement project of 2 x 640 MW was listed in Shanghai's 14th Five-Year-Plan for the energy sector. [4][5][6]

Ownership

In July 2015, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) merged to become State Power Investment Corporation (国家电力投资集团), one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in the People's Republic of China.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
    • Units 1-4: State Power Investment Corporation (51%), Shenergy Group (49%)
    • Units 5-8: Shenergy Group (40%), National Energy Investment Group (40%), State Power Investment Corporation (20%)
  • Location: Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Coordinates: 31.355833, 121.598333 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 5,160 MW
    • Units 1-4: 300 MW
    • Units 5-6: 980 MW
    • Units 7-8: 1,000 MW
  • Type:
    • Units 1-4: Subcritical
    • Units 5-6: Supercritical
    • Units 7-8: Ultra-supercritical
  • Years built: 1995-2008
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported

Project Details for Capacity Replacement

  • Sponsor: 上海外高桥发电有限责任公司
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross Capacity: 1,280 MW (2 x 640 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Coal-Fired Plants in Shanghai," industcards, accessed July 2015
  2. Russell Pittman and Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, "Electricity Restructuring in China: The Elusive Quest for Competition", U.S. Department of Justice, April 2008.
  3. "China hopes Shanghai clean coal plant sets example," Power Engineering, August 2016
  4. 上海市人民政府关于印发《上海市能源发展“十四五”规划》的通知, Shanghai Energy Development "14th Five-Year Plan", 2022-04-16
  5. Shanghai "14th Five-Year Plan" Key Energy Construction Project List, April 2022
  6. 上海市自备电厂优化方案:关停、燃机替代、等容量替代等, BJX, 2022-05-16
  7. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched". World Nuclear Association. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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