Xinguang power station

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Xinguang power station (山西国际能源晋煤赵庄鑫光发电公司), also known as Zhaozhuang power station (金光低热值煤发电), is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Shanxi province, China.

It is presumed cancelled.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Changzhi county.

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Background on Plant

The environmental impact assessment for the 2 x 660 MW project was approved in 2014.[1] Construction began in 2015, with operation planned for 2017.[2][3][4]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Jinguang. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[5] For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Plant halted by government

In July 2017, the 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.[6]

Jinguang power station Units 1-2 are among the halted coal-burning units,[6] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[7]

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

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Gemeng International
  • Parent company: Jinmei Group, Shanxi International Energy Group
  • Location: Cilin Town Zhaozhuang, Changzi County, Changzhi Prefecture, Shanxi province, China
  • Coordinates: 35.998745, 112.89852 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled (construction halted by government policy in July 2017)
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Coal type: Bituminous waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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