Weiqiao Town Public Heating power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Weiqiao Town Public Heating power station (魏桥集团邹平县魏桥镇公共供热中心) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shandong Province, China.


The photo below shows the project in Weiqiao town, in Zouping County, the approximate location of the power station.

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Background on Plant

Weiqiao Town Public Heating power station is a 4 x 330 MW coal-fired power station that began operating in 2013.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Weiqiao township, Zouping County, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.0248951, 117.4839735 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-4: 330 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2013
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