Waigaoqiao power station

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Waigaoqiao power station is a 5,160 megawatt coal-fired power station in Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is operated by Shenergy Co Ltd.[1][2]

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Shanghai Pudong.

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Background

The power station is made up of the following units:[1]

  • 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.[3]

Ownership

In July 2015, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) merged to become State Power Investment Corporation (国家电力投资集团), one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in the People's Republic of China.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor:
    • Units 1-4: State Power Investment Corporation (51%), Shenergy Group (49%)
    • Units 5-8: Shenergy Group (40%), National Energy Investment Group (40%), State Power Investment Corporation (20%)
  • 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
  • Type:
    • 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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Coal-Fired Plants in Shanghai," industcards, accessed July 2015
  2. Russell Pittman and Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, "Electricity Restructuring in China: The Elusive Quest for Competition", U.S. Department of Justice, April 2008.
  3. "China hopes Shanghai clean coal plant sets example," Power Engineering, August 2016
  4. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched", World Nuclear Association (16 July 2015). Retrieved on 4 May 2015. 

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