13 Power Plants in Shanxi Write a Book for Help

Since the price of 3.09 cents of on-grid electricity was raised in Shanxi Province on April 10, 13 power plants in south-central Shanxi are still not happy.

The reporter was informed that due to the increase in coal prices and the increase in loan costs, from June to October, the 13 power plants had a total loss of 1.677 billion yuan. Based on this measure, the average loss per unit of electricity is 9.02 cents. Compared with the amount of power loss from January to April, it increased by 1.33 cents.

To this end, since the first joint request for assistance on August 20 this year, on November 6th, the 13 power plants once again submitted to Shanxi Provincial Power Industry Association an emergency request for electric heating and peak winter assistance. (hereinafter referred to as "information").

“The above situation is true, and the difficulties here are also serious.” Li Jianwei, vice chairman of Shanxi Electric Power Industry Association, told reporters.

13 Power Plants: Looking forward to the help measures, “a huge loss for many years, all financial and material resources have been exhausted, the potential for efficiency improvement has been approaching the limit, equipment maintenance has been delayed, staff turnover has been severe, and there has been a serious loss of staff. Faced with the current lack of money to buy coal, production stagnation multiple In the predicament, we hope that there will be some help measures introduced to solve the trap of the power plant and solve the problem of power supply and heating in the central and southern regions in winter,” said 13 power plants in the “Instructions”.

The 13 power companies stated that they are faced with a critical situation of electric heating and winter peaks during the peak winter season. Companies generally face the situation that electricity coal is not insured, output falls sharply, power losses increase, and business conditions worsen.

Judging from the overall situation, from January to October, the 13 power plants with a total installed capacity of 12.74 million kilowatts had a loss of 3.289 billion yuan, and have accumulated a total loss of 14.1 billion yuan, with an average debt ratio of 111%. The number of insolvent companies rose to 10, and the power plants in Yongji and Yuncheng have been shut down for many months due to lack of coal, and the operating rates of power plants in Laoshan and Zhangze are less than 50%. As of the end of October, coal shortages in central and southern regions reached 4.47 million kilowatts.

Behind the downtime and lack of operating rates, coal prices continued to operate at high levels, and the price of coal and electricity contradicted. The above 13 power plants are facing difficulties in fund shortage and shortage of power coal. They pointed out in the "Inquiry" that there is generally no support for the upcoming warm-keeping and warm winter, and the contradiction between economic operation risks and people's livelihood protection has become increasingly prominent.

Recently, these 13 power plants have repeatedly received orders from the State Grid Corporation of China and the Provincial Network Corporation. They must ensure that the large-scale load test and external power transmission tasks for the 1000KV UHV projects in Shanxi Province started in mid-November. At the same time, local governments have also stipulated that the local power plant must ensure that the masses of people in the winter do not have any influence on heating or the use of electricity.

Many power plants have no money to buy coal and deposit coal. According to a survey conducted by the reporter, from January to October, the average coal price of these 13 power plants was 816.95 yuan per ton, and the unit fuel cost was 285.93 yuan per kilowatt-hour. The proportion of on-grid electricity prices is 83.30%. The company’s income was squeezed out by the cost of fuel, and the cash flow was in short supply. Some power plants had no money to buy coal and had no money to save coal. 13 fuel bills for power plants had reached 3.795 billion yuan.

Li Jianwei told reporters: “The capital chain of these power plants is indeed very tight. Now the bank’s loans have tightened, and the credit ratings of these companies are also declining.”

A general manager of 13 power plants told the reporter: “Even if the electricity charges are pledged in the future, it will be difficult to pick up coal from coal mines.” He also said that near the end of the year, due to fuel arrears, project arrears, employees The contradiction between the arrears and the bank's due repayment pressure has become increasingly prominent, and some companies have been unable to live up to the days of “escape from debt” and “hidden debt”.

For example, the data shows that the current asset-liability ratio of Yuncheng Power Plant in Shanxi Province is 131%, with a repayment due in December of 253 million yuan, an average loss of 0.2192 yuan per kilowatt-hour from June to October, and a fuel arrears of 264 million yuan. The whole plant has 96,600 tons of coal stocks, and it is out of coal.

As of the end of October, 13 power plants have stored 880,500 tons of coal, forecasted at 70% loading rate in winter, and the amount of existing inventory that has been in full operation for 8 days has not been sufficient, including heating units such as Yuze, Linyi and Puzhou. The coal stock is less than 3 days. The worst power plants in Yongji and Yuncheng have been shut down for months due to lack of coal since May. “The coal deposits of these 13 companies are obviously lower than the 15 to 20 days of winter coal storage requirements,” Li Jianwei pointed out in an interview with the media.

Li Jianwei told the reporter: “Although Shanxi is a big coal province, Shanxi's power plants cannot afford local coal, and nearly half of the coal is transferred from Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi.”