Yinxing power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Yinxing power station (中铝宁夏银星发电公司) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Majiatan Town, Lingwu.

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Background on Plant

In 2008 China Huaneng's Huaneng Ningxia Energy was planning to build a 2 x 600 MW coal-fired power plant in Majiatan Town of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, known as Huaneng Luoshan power station.[1][2][3]

The plant later changed sponsors and names. In 2011 Ningxia Electric Power Group Co. proposed a 2 x 660 MW coal-fired power station in Lingwu, the Yinxing power station. The proposal is near the company's existing Ningdong Maliantai power station.[4][5] In 2015 it was under construction and planned for operation in 2017.[6][7]

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

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.[8]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Plant commissioned despite restriction

Despite the scale control regulations in the plant's region, Yinxing power station's units 1-2 were commissioned in April 2017.[9][10]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Ningxia Electric Power Group Co.
  • Parent company: CHALCO
  • Location: Majiatan Town, Lingwu, Yinchuan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 37.727448, 106.740901 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1&2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2017
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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