Chongqing power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Chongqing power station (重庆发电厂), also known as Chongqing Huangjueping Power Station (重庆黄角坪电厂) and Chongqing Power Station East campus (重庆发电厂东厂) is a 400-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Chongqing Municipality, China. It was retired in 2015.

An additional 1,320 MW has been proposed. It was relocated to a different site and is called Chongqing Wansheng Power Station (神华国能重庆万盛发电厂).[1]


The map below shows the location of the retired Chongqing power station, in Jiulongpo District, Chongqing Municipality.

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The map below shows the new location of Chongqing Wansheng Power Station, which is under construction in Qijiang District, Chongqing Municipality.

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Background on Plant

Chongqing Power Station was built in 1952. After seven expansions, the capacity reached 800MW in 1995. 4 units with 50MW each were retired in 1984. Units 5 and 6, totaling 400 MW, were brought online in 1986.[2]

In early 2014, as part of an effort to reduce the air pollution in the urban area, the Chongqing city government ordered the entire plant closed due to failing to meet environmental codes.[3] The last unit was reportedly shut down in 2015.[4][5]

Description of Planned Expansion and Closure

In 2013 Shenhua announced plans to build two additional coal-fired units (7 and 8), in a different location, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW.[6] The units received environmental clearance and began preparation work in 2015. The new location is at Guanba Town, Qijiang District.[7]

The two units started preliminary construction at the new location in October 2016, after receiving the DRC permit in April 2015.[8][9] The new location has drawn criticism since it is close to the World Natural Heritage Site Jinfo Mountain(金佛山世界自然遗产), which is 50km away.[10]

In November 2020 the project sponsor announced the reconstruction plan for the power station. Commissioning is planned for 2022.[11]

In April 15th, 2021, the construction for the smoke stack began.[12]


The plant was originally owned by Shenhua Group. 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.[13][14] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[15]

Plant Details for Existing Units 5-6

  • Sponsor: Shenhua Guoneng Group Co., Ltd.[16]
  • Owner: Shenhua Guoneng Group Co., Ltd.
  • Parent company: Shenhua Group (now National Energy Investment Group)
  • Location: Jiulongpo District, Chongqing Municipality, China
  • Coordinates: 29.483456, 106.538984 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (shut down in 2014 & 2015)
  • Gross capacity: 400 MW (Units 5-6: 200 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1986
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Units 7 & 8 Expansion

  • Sponsor: Shenhua Guoneng Chongqing Power Station Co. Ltd. 神华国能重庆电厂有限公司[17]
  • Owner: Shenhua Guoneng Group Co., Ltd.
  • Parent company: Shenhua Group (now National Energy Investment Group)
  • Location: Guanba Town, Qijiang District, Chongqing Municipality, China
  • Coordinates: 28.844504,106.77322 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 7 & 8: 660 MW)[3]
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical[3]
  • Projected in service: 2022
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "神华国能重庆电厂2台66万千瓦环保迁建工程开工," 中国火力发电网, 2016-10-24
  2. "重庆发电厂当年也有个高仓健"重庆晨报, 2014-11-27
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "重庆发电厂将于今年底关停,", 凤凰网, 2014-06-05.
  4. "夏天结束 重庆发电厂将彻底退出主城"重庆商报 2015/6/4
  5. "走过一甲子 重庆发电厂说再见"华龙网-重庆晨报, 2014-12-21
  6. "神华国能集团有限公司重庆发电厂2×660MW环保迁建工程环境影响评价," Bureau of Development and Reform, 2014-9-19
  7. "关于神华国能集团有限公司重庆发电厂2×660MW环保迁建工程环境影响报告书的批复 ," China MEP, 2015年03月23日
  8. "神华国能重庆电厂2台66万千瓦环保迁建工程开工," 中国火力发电网, 2016-10-24
  9. "重庆市发展和改革委员会关于神华国能重庆电厂环保迁建项目核准的批复," 重庆市发改委, 2014-4-7
  10. "项目尚未通过环评 重庆火电厂该何去何从?"工人日报, 2015-1-9
  11. "神华国能重庆电厂环保迁建工程召开复工动员会," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2020/11/23
  12. "神华国能重庆电厂2×660MW环保迁建工程C标段烟囱工程正式开工". 2021-04-19. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  13. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  14. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  15. "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
  16. "神华国能集团有限公司重庆发电厂 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  17. "神华国能重庆电厂有限公司 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-04-26.

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