Zhejiang Jiaxing Ultra-supercritical Power Generation Project

From Global Energy Monitor

The Zhejiang Jiaxing Ultra-supercritical Power Generation Project is located on Liuli Bay, Pinghu City, Zhejiang Province, China. It is being built by Zhejiang Zhe’neng Jiahua Electric Power Generation Co., Ltd. The project involves the installation of two sets of 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical units for a total installed capacity of 2,000MW. The power will be sold to Zhejiang Grid, a sub-grid of an independent regional grid, East China Grid (ECG).[1]

The project applied for qualification under the UNFCCC's Clean Development Mechanism, claiming that the use of ultra-supercritical technology would generate emissions reductions against a baseline of supercritical technology. According to the Sierra Club, the project will emit about 6.9 million tons of CO2 emissions per year, and overall emission reductions were slight and not adequate for CDM emission credits.[2]

On May 3, 2012, the Executive Board of the UN's Clean Development Mechanism refused to register the project due to its failure to demonstrate "additionality" -- it could not adequately show that the project is more efficient than the hypothetical project that would have been built without CDM support.[3]



  1. "Zhejiang Jiaxing Ultra-supercritical Power Generation Project: CDM Executive Board," UNFCCC, July 2006.
  2. Steven Herz and Eva Filzmoser, Letter to CDM Executive Board, "Subject: Request for Review of the Additionality of CDM Project 5027: Zhejiang Jiaxing Ultra-supercritical Power Generation Project," Sierra Club, January 31, 2012.
  3. "Final Ruling Regarding the Request for Registration of Zhejiang Jiaxing Ultra-supercritical Power Generation Project (5027)," UNFCCC, May 3, 2012.

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