Ningxia Zaoquan power station

From Global Energy Monitor
Part of the
Global Coal Plant Tracker,
a Global Energy Monitor project.
Download full dataset
Report an error
Related coal trackers:

Ningxia Zaoquan power station (浙能宁夏枣泉发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 1320-megawatts (MW) in Ningdong Town, Lingwu, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China. It is also known as 黎阳电厂.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Ningxia Zaoquan power station Ningdong Town, Lingwu, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China 38.0462, 106.6058 (exact)

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

Loading map...

Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 38.0462, 106.6058

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical 2017
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical 2017

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Ningxia Zaoquan Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Ningxia Zaoquan Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): January 28, 2015

Background on Project

In 2012 CPI and Zhejiang Energy Group agreed to build a coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.[1]

In 2015 the power station was under construction and planned for operation in 2017.[2]

Unit 1 was commissioned on November 30, 2017.[3] Unit 2 was commissioned on December 21, 2017.[4]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.[5]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result.

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.


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.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. "浙能集团51%控股开发宁夏枣泉电厂一期2×66万千瓦火电项目", 中国火力发电网, 2012-09-24
  2. "宁夏枣泉电厂一期工程顺利开工建设," Zhejiang Energy Group, 2015-10-10
  3. "宁夏枣泉电厂1号机组正式投入运行- 浙能外网," 浙江省能源集团有限公司, Dec 8, 2017
  4. "宁夏枣泉电厂2号机组投入商业运营," 浙江省能源集团有限公司, 2018-01-05
  5. "能源局下发13省市新建火电机组停建清单(附文件)," Polaris, Jan 16, 2017
  6. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched". World Nuclear Association. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.

Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of coal-fired power stations, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Coal Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.