Jinsha Chayuan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Jinsha Chayuan power station (国家电投贵州金元茶园发电厂,中国电建茶园发电厂,中电投金元集团金沙茶园电厂, also known as Qianbei-2 power station) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guizhou Province, China.

An additional 1,320 MW has been proposed.


The map below shows the location of the plant, near Chayuan Town, Jinsha County, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province.

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Background on Project

Jinsha Chayuan power station is the relocated expansion project of Qianbei power station. It is a coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 2,640 MW in Guizhou Province. To build this expansion project, Qianbei power station shut down its 4*125MW units which were operating for 14 years to meet the requirement of "shutting down small to build big" policy.[1]

The power station would consist of two phases of 1,320 MW each. The first phase (Units 1 and 2) are scheduled to be completed in 2015.[2]

Units 1-2 were commissioned in January 2016.[3] [4]

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

There were no further developments on the units until 2021, when they were listed in Guizhou Province's planned projects in its 14th Five Year Plan (2021-2025).


In July 2015, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) merged to become State Power Investment Corporation (国家电力投资集团), one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in the People's Republic of China.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Guizhou Jinyuan Group
  • Parent company: State Power Investment Corporation
  • Location: Chayuan Town, Jinsha County, Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
  • Coordinates: 27.493369, 106.449174 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-2: Operating; Units 3-4: pre-permit development
  • Gross capacity: 2,640 MW (Units 1-4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start year: 2016 (Units 1 & 2)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Guizhou Province (particularly Bijie Prefecture)[2]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "黔北电厂125MW机组冷却塔成功爆破拆除", 中国金沙县人民政府, 7/7/2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 "金沙县茶园电厂项目建设顺利推进" 毕节日报, 2015-01-28
  3. "茶园电厂2号机组通过168小时试运行圆满“收官," SPIC Guizhou, 2016-1-15
  4. "“茶园”现代化电厂长成记"能建周刊, 2016-04-22
  5. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched". World Nuclear Association. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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