Yanghuopan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Yanghuopan power station (榆林能源杨伙盘煤电一体化项目) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shaanxi Province, China.


The map below shows Shenmu County, the approximate location of the plant.

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Background on Plant

Shaanxi Yulin Energy Group has proposed a 2 x 1,000 MW coal plant in Dianta Town.[1]


In 2016 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released guidelines for regulating coal power development to crack down on the severe and growing coal power overcapacity crisis. Shaanxi was among the provinces declared a "red light" that should suspend new permitting of coal plants, as well as construction that began in 2016 or later. Construction of units 1-2 of Yanghuopan power station are likely suspended under the guidelines.

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

Project moves forward despite suspension

Despite the red light policy in Shaanxi, and not appearing to qualify for any exemptions, the project was reported to be undergoing preliminary work in December 2017. It has also been downsized to 2 x 660 MW.[2]

May 2018: Red light lifted

In May 2018 China's NEA changed Shaanxi from a red light province to a green light, suggesting the plant would be allowed to move forward and secure permitting.[3]

March 2020: Project permitted

The project was permitted in March 2020. Construction is planned to begin in August 2020, with operation planned for 2022.[4]

May 2020: Construction begins

Construction began in May 2020.[5]

Project Details for Expansion

  • Sponsor: Shaanxi Yulin Energy Group
  • Location: Dianta Town, Shenmu County, Yulin Prefecture, Shaanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.052543, 110.519944 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1&2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2022
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