Chongqing power station

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Chongqing power station (神华国能重庆发电厂) is a retired power station in Huangjueping, Jiulongpo, Chongqing, China. It is also known as 重庆发电厂东厂.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chongqing power station Huangjueping, Jiulongpo, Chongqing, China 29.483456, 106.538984 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 5, Unit 6: 29.483456, 106.538984

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 5 retired coal - unknown 200 subcritical 1986 2014
Unit 6 retired coal - unknown 200 subcritical 1986 2015

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 5 Shenhua Guoneng Group Co Ltd Chongqing Power Plant [100.0%]
Unit 6 Shenhua Guoneng Group Co Ltd Chongqing Power Plant [100.0%]


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.[1]

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.[2] The last unit was reportedly shut down in 2015.[3][4]

See Chongqing Relocation power station for details about related capacity (1,320 MW).


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.[5][6] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[7]

Articles and Resources


  1. "重庆发电厂当年也有个高仓健"重庆晨报, 2014-11-27
  2. "重庆发电厂将于今年底关停,", 凤凰网, 2014-06-05.
  3. "夏天结束 重庆发电厂将彻底退出主城"重庆商报 2015/6/4
  4. "走过一甲子 重庆发电厂说再见"华龙网-重庆晨报, 2014-12-21
  5. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  6. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  7. "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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