Weiqiao Binzhou Public Heating power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Weiqiao Binzhou Public Heating power station (魏桥集团滨州公共供热中心) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shandong Province, China.


The photo below shows the power station in Liujiaji, High Tech Development District, Binzhou prefecture.

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Background on Public Heating power station

Weiqiao Beihai power station is a 4 x 330 MW coal plant at Binzhou prefecture, owned by Shandong Weiqiao Group. It began operating in 2013.[1][2]

Shandong Weiqiao Group found to have built 45 coal-fired units without necessary permits

In August and September 2017, China's central government Environmental Protection Inspection Group 3 (中央第三环境保护督察组) spent a month in Shandong Province, to inspect the province's environmental protection work. In its final inspection report, the Group found that Shandong Weiqiao Group illegally built 45 coal power units in Shandong.[3]

In May 2018, the Shandong Provincial government responded to the inspection report with a plan to address the wrongdoings. According to the province, 33 of Weiqiao's 45 illegal coal power plants had since completed the necessary procedures to receive environment clearance and continue operating; 12 of the plants did not complete any procedures and should stop construction and operation immediately. Among the 12 units, 4 units should stop construction, and 8 units should stop operation, although they are not named.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Weiqiao Aluminum Limited
  • Parent company: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Liujiaji, High Tech Development District, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.3449314, 117.891326 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-4: 330 MW)
  • Type:
  • In service: 2013
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