Wujiaqu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Wujiaqu power station (信发农六师煤电公司五家渠发电厂) is a 1,440-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant under construction in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

An additional 4,400 MW is under development.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Wujiaqu Sub-Prefecture City (Wujiaqu is under the administration of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.)

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Background on Project

Xinjiang Nongliushi Coal & Electricity Company is owner of a 4 x 360 MW coal plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The plant was completed in 2011-2012.[1]

Proposed expansion

Additionally, the company is planning to build four additional 1,100-MW coal-fired units at the power station, units 5-8.[2][3][4]

Unit 5 was completed in 2014, and unit 6 in 2015.[5]

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Proposed units 7-8 are therefore likely shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Xinjiang Nongliushi Coal & Electricity Company
  • Parent company: Shandong Xinfa Group
  • Location: Wutong Town, Wujiaqu County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.26892, 87.687877 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-6); Cancelled (Units 7-8)
  • Gross capacity: 1,440 MW (Units 1-4: 360 MW); 4,400 MW (Units 5-8: 1,100 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical (Units 1-4); Ultra-Supercritical (Units 5-8)
  • In service: 2011 (Units 1-3), 2012 (Unit 4), 2014 (Unit 5), 2015 (Unit 6)
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
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