Chengdu Jintang power station

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Chengdu Jintang power station (国电成都金堂发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 1200-megawatts (MW) in Huaikou Town, Jintang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chengdu Jintang power station Huaikou Town, Jintang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China 30.7056052, 104.5803369 (exact)

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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: 30.7056052, 104.5803369

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 600 supercritical 2007
Phase I Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 600 supercritical 2007
Phase II Unit 3 cancelled coal - bituminous 1000 ultra-supercritical
Phase II Unit 4 cancelled coal - bituminous 1000 ultra-supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Phase I Unit 1 Chengdu Jintang Power Plant [100.0%]
Phase I Unit 2 Chengdu Jintang Power Plant [100.0%]
Phase II Unit 3 Chengdu Jintang Power Plant [100.0%]
Phase II Unit 4 Chengdu Jintang Power Plant [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): February 2007, February 2007


The two existing coal-fired units of Chengdu Jintang power station, totaling 1,200 MW, were brought online in 2007. The plant is owned by China Guodian.[1]

Description of Expansion

Guodian is currently planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW. The new units are scheduled to be completed in 2016.[2][3][4]

Work on the project was halted in June 2015, due to a lack of need. It is unclear if the project will be revived.[5]

In September 2016 the power station was among 15 projects cancelled by China's National Energy Administration (NEA).[6]


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.[7][8] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[9]

Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: Guodian Chengdu Jintang Power
  • Parent company: China Guodian (now National Energy Investment Group)
  • Location: Huaikou Town, Jintang County, Chengdu Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 30.7056052, 104.5803369 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 3 & 4: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "国电成都金堂发电有限公司二期项目前期工作稳步推进", 北极星电力网新闻, 2012-5-10
  2. "金堂电厂二期工程水土保持方案获批", 金堂电厂, 2012-12-24
  3. "国电金堂电厂二期工程项目获能源局“路条”", 中国国电集团公司, 2012-04-20
  4. "国电成都金堂发电有限公司专用铁路改扩建工程修建," 中国起重机械网, 2013年1月9日
  5. "四川:百万千瓦火电机组被叫停的尴尬," 中国能源报, 2015年06月05日
  6. "能源局叫停煤电项目 去产能上大压小成常态," 2016-10-9
  7. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  8. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. "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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