The Chinese government has approved plans for a CHP project in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province.
Datang International Power Generation is develop the 2.9 billion yuan (US$439 million) facility through its wholly owned unit, Zhang Jia Kou Thermal Power.
Two units with a capacity of 300 MW each will be developed in Zhangjiakou, about 100 km northwest of Beijing. The facility will export electrical power to the northern power grid, and provide about 6.91 TJ of heat annually to the city.
Approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the coal-fired project will be financed 20% by cash and the remainder by loans, Datang says.
Building is expected to start this year, with completion expected by 2010.