Xiaoyi Xinyang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xiaoyi Xinyang power station (晋能孝义煤电公司) is a 700-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Xiaoyi City.

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Background on Project

Shanxi Jinneng Group planned to build a waste coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 700 MW in Shanxi Province.[1][2]

The plant was under construction and planned for operation in 2017.[3]

July 2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) postponed or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling nearly 107 gigawatts (GW). 114 coal units totaling 65 GW are postponed for consideration until after the end of the 13th 5-year plan, in 2020. In addition, 71 coal units totaling nearly 42 GW were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. NEA said its goal is to eventually suspend or halt 150 GW of coal capacity during the 13th 5-year plan (2016-2020).[4]

Xiaoyi Xinyang power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units.[4]

For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

September 2017: Suspension lifted

After political negotiations, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released an updated list of postponed and halted coal projects on September 26, 2017. The new list contained 151 units totaling 95 gigawatts (GW). Xiaoyi Xinyang power station was no longer on the list, suggesting the plant is not suspended.[5]

In October 2017 it was reported the project is planned for operation in 2018,[6] later pushed to 2019-2020.[7]

2021: Units commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in July 2021, and unit 2 in August 2021.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Jinneng Group
  • Parent company: Jinneng Group (51%), Shanxi Coking Coal Group (29%), Shanxi Jinhui Energy Group (10%)
  • Location: Wutong Town, Xiaoyi City, Lüliang Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.082989, 111.837991 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1&2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2021
  • Coal type: Bituminous waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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