Xinlei Gangue power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xinlei Gangue power station (太钢鑫磊煤电公司) is a proposed 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 Yu County (Yuxian).

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Background on Project

Shanxi Xinlei Corporation is currently planning to build a two-unit waste coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 700 MW in Shanxi Province.[1][2]

The project is under construction.[3]

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.[4]

Xinlei Gangue power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[4] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[5]

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

2019: Project revived

In May 2019, the Energy Bureau of Shanxi Province and the Energy Bureau of Hebei Province revived the project to export power from Shanxi to Hebei. Development is planned for 2020. Sponsorship has changed to Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group (51%) and Shanxi Xinlei Energy Group (49%).[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Xinlei Corporation
  • Parent company: Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group (51%), Shanxi Xinlei Energy Group (49%)
  • Location: Xiyan Town, Yu County (Yuxian), Yangquan Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 38.180204, 113.016611 (exact)
  • Status: Permitted
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1 & 2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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