Chizhou Jiuhua power station

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Chizhou Jiuhua power station (神华神皖池州九华发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 600-megawatts (MW) in Jiangkou Town - Chizhou City, Guichi, Chizhou, Anhui, China with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as 国能池州电厂二期 (Unit 3 & 4), 神华神皖池州九华发电厂扩建项目 (Unit 3 & 4).


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chizhou Jiuhua power station Jiangkou Town - Chizhou City, Guichi, Chizhou, Anhui, China 30.7531097, 117.5906618 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase II Unit 3, Phase II Unit 4, Unit 1, Unit 2: 30.7531097, 117.5906618

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Phase II Unit 3 construction[1] coal - bituminous 660 ultra-supercritical 2025
Phase II Unit 4 construction[1] coal - bituminous 660 ultra-supercritical
Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 300 subcritical 2005
Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 300 subcritical 2005

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Phase II Unit 3 Guoneng Shenwan Chizhou Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Phase II Unit 4 Guoneng Shenwan Chizhou Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 1 Guoneng Shenwan Chizhou Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Guoneng Shenwan Chizhou Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): May 7, 2022


The two existing coal-fired units of Chizhou Jiuhua power station, totaling 600 MW, were brought online in 2005. The plant is owned by Shenhua Group.[2][3]

Description of Expansion

Shenhua proposed to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW.[4] A preliminary feasibility report for the project, prepared by Anhui Electric Power Design Institute, was approved in December 2013.[5]

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, most 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.

However, in December 2016 Shenhua Group said preliminary work on the Chizhou Jiuhua project was ongoing and land acquisition was complete. The company appeared to be pursuing the plant despite central government restrictions on new coal plants. The plant was reported as 2 x 660 MW, and sponsored by Anhui Chizhou Jiuhua Power Generation Co., which is owned by Shenhua Group and Wenergy Group.[6]

As of December 2020 there had been no further developments on the project, so the expansion appeared to be cancelled.

However, one unit was listed in the 14th Five-Year Plan.[7]

On May 7, 2022, both units received permits.[8][9]


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.[10][11] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[12]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Archived from the original on 02 April 2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Chizhou Power Station, Wikimapia, accessed Nov. 2014.
  3. Chizhou Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Nov. 2014.
  4. "神皖池州2×1000MW扩建工程初可研过审,", 中国能源报, 2013-12-23.
  5. Preliminary Feasibility Study for Shenwan Energy's Chizhou Expansion Project Passes Examination, Industrial Info Resources, Dec. 20, 2013.
  6. "安徽池州九华发电有限公司2017校园招聘," 2016-12-19
  7. "安徽省国民经济和社会发展第十四个五年规划和 2035 年远景目标纲要(第一部分/共三部分)," 2021
  8. 国能神皖池州电厂二期扩建工程项目核准前公示,, 2022-03-30
  9. "Anhui Provincial Development and Reform Commission" Search, permit date retrieved in January 2023
  10. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  11. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  12. "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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