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GEPIC Zhangye power station

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GEPIC Zhangye power station (甘肃电投张掖发电公司) is a 650-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gansu Province, China.

Location

The map below shows the location of the plant, in Ganzhou District, Zhangye Prefecture, Gansu Province.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of GEPIC Zhangye power station, totaling 650 MW, were brought online between 2005 and 2006. Gansu Electric Power Investment and SDIC are 2 investors. The proportion of the investment is GEPIC 55% : SDIC 45%.[1]

Description of Expansion

GEPIC and SDIC) were planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW. The feasibility study completed in 2008. However, the project has little progress since then. In 2014, SDIC was seeking buyers to sell the 45% of the shares of Zhangye Power Station. [2][3] [4]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission announced guidelines for restricting coal-fired capacity in China. In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended specific coal-fired projects, including GEPIC Zhangye. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[5]

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

Plant Details for Existing Units 1 & 2

  • Sponsor: GEPIC Zhangye Co Ltd
  • Parent company: Gansu Electric Power Investment
  • Location: Ganzhou District, Zhangye Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.0712218, 100.4629294 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 650 MW (Units 1 & 2: 325 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2005-06
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: GEPIC Zhangye Co Ltd
  • Parent company: Gansu Electric Power Investment
  • Location: Ganzhou District, Zhangye Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.0712218, 100.4629294 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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