IEE: Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Project

Published Date: 
02/2012

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is proposing to finance the Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environmental Improvement Project (the Project) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This report is the Project Initial Environmental Examination (IEE). It has been prepared under the ADB Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Project 7736: Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Project (PPTA 7736), which undertook the technical, environmental, financial, social, and economic due diligence for the proposed Project.

The proposed Project will improve energy efficiency and reduce emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other pollutants in Shanxi Province by introducing district heating in four secondary cities (the Jinzhong, Licheng, Qin and Zhongyang subprojects) and expanding the coal mine methane (CMM) distribution network in a fifth city (the Liulin subproject). The components of the Project include i) establishing or upgrading district heat generating stations (HGSs) using large high-efficiency pulverized coal (PC) or chain gate stoker (CGS) boilers equipped with flue gas desulfurization (FGD) scrubbers and filter baghouse emission control, installation of pipelines, building heat exchange stations (HESs), the design, building and use of computer monitoring and control systems throughout, and the decommissioning of existing small inner-city lowefficiency and highly polluting coal-fired boilers and household stoves; ii) construction and installation of a CMM gas supply and distribution network for domestic and commercial use year round, and district heating in winter; and, iii) institutional strengthening for the executing agency (EA), subproject implementing agencies (IAs), and the Project Management Office (PMO).

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