Weiqiao Huji power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Weiqiao Huji power station (魏桥集团惠民胡集电厂) is a 2,640-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shandong Province, China.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows Units 1-4 of the power station in Huji Town.

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The satellite photo below shows Units 5-8.

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Background on Plant

Weiqiao Huji power station is a 4 x 330 MW subcritical coal plant at Binzhou prefecture, owned by Shandong Weiqiao Group. Units 3-4 began operating in 2014.[1] Units 1-2 were completed in 2015.[2][3]

Proposed expansion

Shandong Weiqiao Group is constructing an additional units 5-8 at the power station, totaling 1,320 MW (four units of 330 MW each).[4]

The units were commissioned in 2016.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Project Details of units 1-4

  • Sponsor: Weiqiao Huimin New Material Co.
  • Parent company: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Huji Town, Huimin County, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.347901, 117.781587 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-4: 330 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2014 (Units 3-4), 2015 (Units 1-2)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details of units 5-8

  • Sponsor: Weiqiao Huimin New Material Co.
  • Parent company: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Huji Town, Huimin County, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.3594471, 117.7770746 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 5-8: 330 MW)
  • Type:
  • In service: 2016
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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