Xinjiang Qiya Smelter power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xinjiang Qiya Smelter power station (新疆其亚铝电自备电厂) is a 2,160-megawatt (MW) captive coal plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows the plant in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Background on Project

Sichuan Qiya Aluminum Industry Group is building a 10 x 360 MW coal plant at the Xinjiang Qiya Smelter power station. Units 1-6 were completed in 2013-2014.[1][2][3]

Units shut down

In April 2017 the government halted three aluminum projects in Changji, due to a lack of permits. The second phase of Qiya Xinjiang Aluminum is one of them.[4]

July 2017: Units 7-10 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]

Xinjiang Qiya Smelter power station Units 7-10 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.

With no developments since the government restrictions, units 7-10 appear to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Xinjiang Qiya Aluminum & Power
  • Parent company: Sichuan Qiya Aluminum Industry Group
  • Location: Wucaiwan, Jimusa'er (Jimsar) County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates:44.86077163648304, 89.02331506113434(exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-6); Cancelled (Units 7-10)
  • Gross capacity: 2,160 (Units 1-6: 360 MW), 1,440 MW (Units 7-10: 360 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start year: 2013 (Units 1-2), 2014 (Units 3-6)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
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