Anhui Bengbu power station

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Anhui Bengbu power station (国电蚌埠发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 2580-megawatts (MW) in Xiaoyi, Huaiyuan, Bengbu, Anhui, China.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Anhui Bengbu power station Xiaoyi, Huaiyuan, Bengbu, Anhui, China 32.78444, 117.11472 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase I Unit 1, Phase I Unit 2, Phase II Unit 3, Phase II Unit 4: 32.78444, 117.11472

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Phase I Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 630 supercritical 2008
Phase I Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 630 supercritical 2009
Phase II Unit 3 operating coal - bituminous 660 ultra-supercritical 2018
Phase II Unit 4 operating coal - bituminous 660 ultra-supercritical 2018

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Phase I Unit 1 Guodian Bengbu Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Phase I Unit 2 Guodian Bengbu Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Phase II Unit 3 Guodian Bengbu Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Phase II Unit 4 Guodian Bengbu Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): May 12, 2015


The two existing 600 MW units of Anhui Bengbu power station were brought online in 2008 and 2009. It is one of the supporting power plants for "the Electricity sent from Anhui to the east coast project"(皖电东送).[1]

The plant is invested by China Guodian, Anhui Wenergy, and Bengbu Construction investment Co, Ltd. The total investment is 4.96 billion RMB (about US$740 million). The proportion of the investment from 3 sponsors is 55%, 35%, and 10%.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Description of Expansion

Guodian is currently planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW. The new units were scheduled to be completed in 2015, at a projected cost of US$700 million.[8]

Construction was originally slated to begin in 2012,[9] however the project did not receive environmental clearance until 2015.[10] In 2015 construction began on the units.[11]

The units are planned for completion in 2017.[12]

2017: Expansion postponed by government

In July 2017, the NEA released the "Guideline of Supply-Side Reform of the Coal Power Bubble". The Guideline included a draft list which slowed down or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling 107 GW. 114 coal units (65 GW) are ordered to slow down the construction progress during 2017 to 2020, and are not allowed to connect to the grid in 2017. In addition, 71 coal units (42 GW) were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. The list partly overlapped with the projects listed in the January NEA letter to 13 provinces.[13]

Anhui Bengbu power station Units 3-4 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[13] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[14]

For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2018: Units 3-4 commissioned

In April 2018, unit 3 was reported as completed and operating. Construction on unit 4 was ongoing.[15] Satellite photos for September 2017 and March 2018 show construction substantially completed as of March 2018.[16]

Unit 4 was commissioned on June 21, 2018.[17]


On August 28 2017, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) announced that China Guodian Corporation and Shenhua Group will be jointly restructured. Shenhua Group will become China National Energy Investment Group and will absorb China Guodian Corporation. It will be the largest power company in the world by installed capacity, as well as the world's largest coal producer.[18][19] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[20]

Plant Details for Existing Phase I

  • Sponsor: Guodian Bengbu Power Generation Co., Ltd.国能蚌埠发电有限公司[21]
  • Sponsor: Guodian Anhui Power Co., Ltd. 国电安徽电力有限公司 50%; Anhui Province Energy Group Co., Ltd. 30%; Huainan Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. 20%.
  • Parent: China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy)国家能源集团
  • Location: Xiaoyi Township, Huaiyuan County, Bengbu Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
  • Coordinates: 32.78444, 117.11472 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 1 & 2: 600 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2008-09
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "国电蚌埠电厂开工 安徽省"皖电东送"战略加速"中国国电集团公司, 2007-05-28
  2. "市发改委能源办公室,", 2011-10-27
  3. Anhui Bengbu Power Plant China, Global Energy Observatory, accessed Nov. 2014.
  4. NDRC approves construction project of Guodian Bengbu Power Station, Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections, Mar. 5, 2007.
  5. Anhui Bengbu Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Nov. 2014.
  6. Anhui Bengbu, CARMA Carbon Monitoring for Action, accessed Nov. 2014.
  7. Xie Biao,Model EE II Technology in 2#600MW Unit of Electrostatic Precipitator Application for Guodian Kaili Power Plant, Electrostatic Precipitation (2009): pp. 183-86.
  8. "总投资44亿的国电蚌埠电厂二期工程获批,", 安徽广播网, 2013-01-07
  9. China Guodian's Bengbu Power Plant Expansion to Begin in 2012, Industrial Info Resources, Nov. 17, 2011.
  10. "项目】国电蚌埠发电厂二期扩建工程项目获核准 总投资为49.2亿元," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2015/5/11
  11. "安徽电建一公司、二公司承建的国电蚌埠电厂二期工程正式开工," 安徽电建一公司 , 2015-09-30
  12. "国电蚌埠发电有限公司:实施岗位目标管理建设“四优”党员队伍," CPC News, Nov 28, 2016
  13. 13.0 13.1 "16部委联合发文防范化解煤电产能过剩风险,", 2017-08-03
  14. "2017年分省煤电停建和缓建项目名单," Sohu, 2017-10-12
  15. "国家能源集团蚌埠电厂66万千瓦二次再热燃煤发电机组投产," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2018/4/26
  16. Satellite photos of 32.78444, 117.11472 for September 2017 and March 2018, Planet, May 2018
  17. "蚌埠电厂二期工程4号机组通过168小时试运行," 中国能建, 2018/6/21
  18. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  19. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  20. "China’s Newly-Established National Energy Investment Group Sets World Records in Its Sector, With Assets of Over CNY1.8 Trillion," Yicai Global, 11-28-2017
  21. "国能蚌埠发电有限公司 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-04-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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