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Heyuan power station

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Heyuan power station (深能河源电厂) is a 1,244-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Guangdong Province, China. An additional 2,000 MW has been proposed.

Location

The photo below shows the power station, near Puqian, Yuancheng District, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province.

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Background on Plant

The Heyuan Power Plant Project is a joint venture of Shenzhen Energy Group and Hong Kong’s Hopewell Holdings.[1] It's a 2 x 600 MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant built in Heyuan City. Unit 1 and Unit 2 commenced operation in January 2009 and August 2009, respectively.[2]

Expansion

An EIA for a 2 x 1,000 MW expansion of the power station was submitted in April 2015.[3] The estimated cost is 8 billion yuan (US$1.3 billion).[4] Construction is planned for 2018-2022.[5]

Project postponed by central government

In January 2017 China's National Energy Board directed the Guangdong Province to suspend or postpone nine coal projects in the province, including Heyuan power station, due to excess coal capacity.[6]

Project planned for 2022

Heyuan Power Plant units 3&4 were granted a permit by the Guangdong Provincial DRC in March 2017. The permit states the plant is a poverty reduction project, and is planned for commissioning in 2022, during the 14th-Five-Year-Plan (2021-2025).[7][8]

Public opposition

April 12, 2015: Residents occupy a street in downtown Heyuan on Sunday, demanding the government scrap an 8 billion-yuan coal plant. Photo: SCMP Pictures

In response to the proposed expansion, an estimated 10,000 people demonstrated on April 12, 2015 against the project, saying the air and water in the region was already heavily polluted.[9]

Plant Details for Existing Units 1 & 2

  • Sponsor: Shenzhen Energy Hopewell Power(Heyuan) Co.,Ltd
  • Parent company: Shenzhen Energy Group (60%), Hopewell Holdings (Hong kong) (40%)
  • Location: Puqian, Yuancheng District, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 23.567222, 114.640278 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,244 MW (Units 1 & 2: 622 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • In service: 2009
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Units 3-4

  • Sponsor:Shenzhen Energy Hopewell Power(Heyuan) Co.,Ltd
  • Parent company: Shenzheng Energy Group (60%), Hopewell Holdings (Hong Kong) (40%)
  • Location: Puqian, Yuancheng District, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 23.567222, 114.640278 (exact)
  • Status: Permitted
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 3 & 4: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2022
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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