Waigaoqiao power station
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The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Shanghai Pudong.
The power station is made up of the following units:
- Waigaoqiao-I (4 x 300 MW, subcritical technology) - built 1995-1997
- Waigaoqiao-II (2 x 980 MW, supercritical technology) - built 2004
- Waigaoqiao-III (2 x 1,000 MW, ultra-supercritical technology) - built 2008
In August 2016 New Scientist reported that a Chinese engineer had re-engineered Waigaoqiao-III to burn 276 grams of coal per kilowatt-hour, compared with China’s national average of 315 grams per kilowatt-hour.
- Sponsor: Shenergy Co Ltd.
- Location: Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai, China
- Coordinates: 31.355833, 121.598333 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross Capacity: 5,160 MW
- Units 1-4: 300 MW
- Units 5-6: 980 MW
- Units 7-8: 1,000 MW
- Units 1-4: Subcritical
- Units 5-6: Supercritical
- Units 7-8: Ultra-supercritical
- Years built: 1995-2008
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Source: Imported
Articles and resources
- "Coal-Fired Plants in Shanghai," industcards, accessed July 2015
- Russell Pittman and Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, "Electricity Restructuring in China: The Elusive Quest for Competition", U.S. Department of Justice, April 2008.
- "China hopes Shanghai clean coal plant sets example," Power Engineering, August 2016
Related SourceWatch articles
- CARMA profile on Waigaoqiao power station