CPI Xining power station

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CPI Xining power station (国家电投黄河上游水电开发公司西宁火电厂) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Qinghai Province, China.


The map below shows the power station in Xining Prefecture.

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Background on Project

In 2012 CPI proposed a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW in Qinghai Province.[1] The plant was permitted in May 2012, and the environmental impact report was accepted by the China Department of Environmental Protection in June 2014.[2]

Satellite imagery from both Planet and google suggest construction on the plant began in the second half of 2013. It was completed in 2015-2016.[3][4][5]

Temporarily mothballed

In 2019 it was reported that all but one coal plant in Qinghai had been mothballed due to competition from renewable energy and low energy demand.[6]

The plant was reportedly running again starting in October 2021.[7]


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.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Huanghe Hydropower Development Co
  • Parent company: State Power Investment Corporation (94%), Gansu Electric Power Investment Group (3.5%), Shaanxi Hydropower Development (2.5%)
  • Location: Ganhe Industrial Park, Huangzhong County, Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.584279, 101.493067 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1 & 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • In service: 2015 (Unit 1), 2016 (Unit 2)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "中电投西宁2×660MW火电项目初步设计原则审查会在北京召开" accessed June 2013
  2. "关于中电投西宁2×600兆瓦级火电厂工程环境影响报告书的批复", 华人民共和国环境保护部, 环审[2014]152号, 2014-06-23
  3. "中电普安电厂主厂房浇筑了第一罐混凝土项目正式开工建设_中国电力," Dec 12, 2015
  4. "中电投西宁电厂#2机扣盖一次成功," CEDC, 2015-08-26
  5. "中电投西宁MW级火电厂工程.doc," accessed July 2018
  6. "亏损面缩小仍在50%左右 破产清算动作频频——煤电企业困局如何破解," 经济参考报, 2019-08-22
  7. 黄河公司煤电机组年累计发电量90.69亿千瓦时, qinghai.gov, 2021-11-10
  8. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched". World Nuclear Association. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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