Xishan Gujiao power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xishan Gujiao power station (山西焦煤西山煤电古交电厂) is a 3,120-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.


The photo below shows the location of Units 1-4 plant in Gujiao City, Taiyuan Prefecture, Shanxi Province.

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The photo below shows the location of units 5-6.

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Background on Plant

The first four waste coal-fired units of Xishan Gujiao power station, totaling 1,800 MW, were brought online between 2005 and 2011. The plant is owned by Shanxi Xingneng Electricity Power Co..[1][2]

Description of Expansion

Shanxi Xingneng Electricity Power Co. is planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW.[3][4][3]

The expansion is under construction.[5]

Expansion suspended, then revived

July 2017: Plant expansion 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).[6]

Xishan Gujiao power station Units 5-6 are among the postponed coal-burning units.[6]

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). Xishan Gujiao power station Units 5-6 were no longer on the list, suggesting the units are not suspended.[7]

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

2018: Unit 5 commissioned

Unit 5 was commissioned in April 2018.[8]

Unit 6 was commissioned in September 2018.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Xingneng Electricity Power Co.
  • Parent company: Shanxi Coking Coal Group (58%), China Huadian (30%), National Energy Investment Group (12%)
  • Location: Gujiao City, Taiyuan Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.8952266, 112.0930982 (exact) - Units 1-4
  • Coordinates: 37.89079, 112.0881414 (exact) - Units 5-6
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 3,000 MW (Units 1-2: 300 MW, Units 3-4: 600 MW, Units 5-6: 660 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-2), Supercritical (Units 3-6)
  • Start year: 2005 (Units 1&2), 2011 (Units 3 & 4), 2018 (Units 5-6)
  • Coal type: Waste coal
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