Muguajie Gangue power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Muguajie Gangue power station (中煤平朔第一煤矸石发电有限公司), also known as Pingshuo Waste Coal Power Plant, is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) waste coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.[1][2]


The undated satellite photo below shows the construction site in Pinglu District.

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Background on Project

ChinaCoal and partners are currently planning to build a waste coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,200 MW in Shanxi Province.[3][4] The power station is under construction.[5]

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 Muguajie Gangue power station. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[6] For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Plant postponed 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.[7]

Muguajie Gangue power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[7] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[8]

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

Construction resumed

Construction resumed on unit 1 following the suspension, but in May 2018 unit 1 was ordered to obtain a permit to continue construction.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: ChinaCoal (51%), China Datang (34%), Dongfang Electric Corporation (15%)
  • Location: Muguajie village, Pinglu District, Shuozhou Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.5468703, 112.3119811 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Waste coal
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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