Shenhua Zhundong Wucaiwan power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Shenhua Zhundong Wucaiwan-1 power station (神华神东电力新疆准东五彩湾发电公司一期) is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Zhundong Wuwaican-2 power station is a 1,320 MW coal plant under construction at the same location.


The photo below shows the plants near several large open-pit coal mines in Jimusa'er (Jimsar) County, the approximate location of the plant in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Background on Zhundong Wucaiwan-1 Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Zhundong Wucaiwan-1 power station, totaling 700 MW, were brought online in 2012. The plant was originally owned by Shenhua Group.[1][2][3]

Description of Zhundong Wuwaican-2 Expansion

Shenhua is currently planning Zhundong Wuwaican-2 power station of 2 x 660 MW.[4][5][6]

The new units are under construction and planned for completion in 2017.[7][8]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, Shanxi, and Xinjiang.[9]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result.

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.


On August 28, 2017, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) announced that China Guodian Corporation and Shenhua Group will be jointly restructured. Shenhua Group will become China National Energy Investment Group and will absorb China Guodian Corporation. It will be the largest power company in the world by installed capacity, as well as the world's largest coal producer.[10][11] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[12]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shendong Power
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Wucaiwan Town, Jimusa'er (Jimsar or Gimusaer) County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.795533, 89.149825 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Wucaiwan-1); Construction scaled (Wucaiwan-2)
  • Gross capacity:
    • Wucaiwan-1: 700 MW (2 x 350 MW)
    • Wucaiwan-2: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2012 (Wucaiwan-1)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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