Weiqiao Zouping-3 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Weiqiao Zouping-3 power station (魏桥集团邹平三电一期) is a retired 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shandong Province, China.


The photo below shows the plant site in Zouping County.

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Background on Plant

Weiqiao Zouping power station-3 is an eight-unit, 1,200 MW coal plant in Zouping County by Shandong Weiqiao Group. Its eights units were commissioned from 2006 to 2009. It is owned by Shandong Weiqiao Group.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

In November 2020 all eight units of the Weiqiao Zouping-3 power station appeared on a list ordered by the Shandong province to shut down in 2020.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shandong Hongqiao Limited
  • Parent company: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Weiqiao township, Zouping County, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.904665, 117.77386 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2020)
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 1-8: 150 MW)
  • Start date: 2006 (Units 1-2), 2007 (Units 3-4), 2008 (Units 5-6), 2009 (Units 7-8)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Anthracite
  • Coal source:
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