Xing County power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xing County power station (华电锦兴能源兴县低热值煤发电项目) is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Shanxi province, China.

With no developments since 2015, the project appears to be cancelled.


The map below shows Lüliang city, the approximate location of the proposed plant.

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Background on Plant

China Huadian has proposed a power station of two units of 350 MW each. The environmental impact assessment was approved in 2014.[1][2]

The power station is under construction.[3]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Xing County power station. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[4] For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Plant halted by government

In July 2017 China's NEA released the "Guideline of Supply-Side Reform of the Coal Power Bubble". The Guideline included a draft list which slowed down or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling 107 GW. 114 coal units (65 GW) are ordered to slow down the construction progress during 2017 to 2020, and are not allowed to connect to the grid in 2017. In addition, 71 coal units (42 GW) were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. The list partly overlapped with the projects listed in the January NEA letter to 13 provinces.[5]

Xing County power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[5] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[6]

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

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Jinxing Energy Co
  • Parent company: China Huadian (51%), Shanxi Tangrong Investment Management (24.5%), Shanxi Dubao New Energy Group (24.5%)
  • Location: Weifen Town, Xing County, Lüliang city, Shanxi province
  • Coordinates: 38.389595,111.113541 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1-2: 350 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Supercritical
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