Beijing Yire power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Beijing Yire power station (神华国华北京热电厂) was a 400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Beijing, China.


The map below shows the location of the plant, in Chaoyang District, Beijing Municipality.

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Background on Plant

Beijing Yire power station was a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 400 MW. The plant was completed in 1999, and was owned by Shenhua and CLP Group. It was retired in 2015.[1]


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.[2][3] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: CSEC Guohua International Power Co
  • Parent company: Shenhua and CLP Group (now National Energy Investment Group)
  • Location: Chaoyang District, Beijing Municipality, China
  • Coordinates: 39.910164, 116.479132 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2015)
  • Gross capacity: 400 MW (Units 1 & 2: 200 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1999
  • Coal type:
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Beijing Yire Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Sept. 2015.
  2. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. "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

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