Xuanwei Gangue power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Xuanwei Gangue power station (云南能投宣威煤矸石热电联产) is a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Yunnan Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the construction site for the plant in Laibin Town (Laibinzhen), Xuanwei City, Qujing Prefecture.

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Background on Project

Yunnan Energy investment Group has proposed a two-unit waste coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 600 MW in Yunnan Province. The plant was scheduled to be completed in 2015,[1][2] but was not permitted for construction until July 2014.[3]

With no news of construction since the power station's permitting in 2014, it appears to be shelved.

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. Although some residential CHP plants are exempted from the new restrictions, this project appears to be an industrial park CHP plant, a category that does not qualify for exemption. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Project shelved by company

In 2017 sponsor Yunnan Energy Investment Group said it had decided to shelve the Xuanwei Gangue project, as its other coal plants in Yunnan Province were losing market share to hydropower.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Yunnan Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Laibin Town (Laibinzhen), Xuanwei City, Qujing Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 26.2787503, 104.1665264 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1 & 2: 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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