Zhijin Cogen power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Zhijin Cogen power station (织金新型能源化工基地热电联产动力站) is a proposed 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guizhou Province, China.


The map below shows the location where the plant would be built in Zhijin County, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province. Satellite imagery from Planet shows land clearing from August 2017 to April 2018.

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Background on Project

China Petrochemical Corporation subsidiary Sinopec Great Wall Energy and Chemical Co. (长城能源化工有限公司) has proposed a coal-methanol-olefins (MTO) project in Zhijin County since 2010. The MTO project received environmental clearance in February 2017,[1] after being rejected by the MEPC in February 2016.[2]

The ¥52 billion (US$7.88 billion) Zhijin Cogen power station is a planned captive co-generating plant to power the project. Zhijin Biyun Energy Company, the subsidiary of Sinopec, is the sponsor of the power plant. The original plan was to build two 150MW subcritical units, but the proposed capacity increased to 2 x 350 MW supercritical units in 2015. The power plant received environmental clearance in 2015,[3] and is waiting for final approval from the provincial DRC, which was received in July 2018, along with the coal-methanol project.[4]

Planet satellite photos from July 2017 to March 2018 show land clearing.

In February 2021, plans for the chemical MTO plant were cancelled, although it may be replaced with a new project.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Zhijin Biyun Energy Co.
  • Parent Company: Sinopec.
  • Location: Moda Village, Chadian Town, Zhijin County, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
  • Coordinates: 26.88908, 105.786291 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1 & 2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
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