Weiqiao Zouping-4 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Weiqiao Zouping-4 power station (魏桥集团邹平四电) is a retired 480-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shandong Province, China.


The photo below shows the plant site in Zouping County. Weiqiao Zouping-1 power station is under construction there.

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Background on Plant

Weiqiao Zouping power station was an eight-unit, 480 MW coal plant in Zouping County by Shandong Weiqiao Group. It was retired in 2016.[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]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shandong Hongqiao Limited
  • Parent company: Shandong Weiqiao Group
  • Location: Weiqiao township, Zouping County, Binzhou prefecture, Shandong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.9106725, 117.7853572 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2016)
  • Gross capacity: 480 MW (Units 1-8: 60 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
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