A rendering of the power plant on Liuheng Island of Putuo district in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsqdxq]
The construction of a power plant on Liuheng island in Putuo district in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province started on July 27.
The 7 billion yuan ($1 billion) facility, which is funded by Zhejiang Energy Group, will have two 1 million kilowatt coal-fired power units. The plant is expected to produce 11 billion kWh of electricity annually, according to local media reports.
The first coal-fired power unit is expected to put into operation at the end of 2024. Connected to the Ningbo power grid, which is located adjacent to Zhoushan, the unit will reduce losses in the power distribution systems in the two cities, said a local official.
The facility, which will adopt advanced technologies such as ultra-low emission, double reheat and seawater desulfurization, is expected to save the city 130,000 metric tons of standard coal a year, said a representative of Zhejiang Energy Group.
The island, a coal storage base with an annual throughput capacity of 30 million metric tons, has a complete industrial chain that covers thermal power, wind power, photovoltaic and crude oil products.