Gangu power station

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Gangu power station (华能甘谷发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 660-megawatts (MW) in Pan'an, Gangu, Tianshui, Gansu, China.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Gangu power station Pan'an, Gangu, Tianshui, Gansu, China 34.7548, 105.1008 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase II, Unit 1: 34.7548032, 105.1007823
  • Phase II, Unit 2: 34.7548032, 105.1007823

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Phase II, Unit 1 operating - 330 MW subcritical - -
Phase II, Unit 2 operating - 330 MW subcritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Phase II, Unit 1 Huaneng Gangu Power Generation Co Ltd China Huaneng Group
Phase II, Unit 2 Huaneng Gangu Power Generation Co Ltd China Huaneng Group

Project-level coal details

  • Permits: 2007-4-18


  • Source of financing:

Background on Plant

The power plant was founded in 1965. The first 2 units with 12 MW each were commissioned in 1969, and retired in 2004. [1] Two other units of Gangu power station (Phase II) consisted of a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 660 MW. The plant was completed in 2007, and owned by Datang.[2][3]

In June 2019 it was reported the plant had not been operating for two years, due to the bankruptcy of Gansu Power Generation Co., Ltd.[4]

The power station changed ownership and was restructured. Thanks to the renewable base construction in the province, the plant was expected to serve as peaking units. In March 2022, a "resumption ceremony" was reportedly held.[5]

However, in June 2022, a rehabilitation or construction process still appeared underway.[6]

By December 2022, the plant was operating again.[7]


In May 2020, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) began a pilot project which is allowing each of the five Central SOEs, central government-owned power giants presenting only in one province or autonomous region in 5 northwest provinces and autonomous regions. It is an effort by SASAC to improve the financial performance of the coal power companies in these 5 provinces and Autonomous regions. According to SASAC's arrangement, China Huaneng presents in Gansu. China Huadian leads Xinjiang. China Datang is in Shaanxi except those power companies belonging to China Energy Group. SPIC is in Qinghai. China Energy Group leads Ningxia.  By the end of 2020, 10 coal power stations in Gansu have completed the transition. [8][9]

This power plant completed the ownership transition to China Huaneng in March 2021.[10]

Plant Details for Existing Phase II

  • Sponsor: Huaneng Gansu Power Generation Co Ltd. 华能甘谷发电有限公司[10]
  • Owner: Huaneng Gansu Engery Development Co., Ltd.
  • Parent company: China Huaneng
  • Location: Pan'an, Gangu County, Tianshui Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 34.7548032, 105.1007823 (exact)
  • Status: Operating [Mothballed 2017 to 2022 (estimated)]
  • Gross capacity: 660 MW (Phase II Units 1 & 2: 330 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2007 (Phase II)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "大唐甘谷发电厂"Baike
  2. Datang Gangu Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Sept. 2015.
  3. "大唐甘谷发电厂," China Datang, accessed June 2019
  4. "大唐连城电厂破产清算,市场化下煤电生存还是毁灭," 南方能源观察, 2019年6月27日
  5. 华能集团甘谷、连城电厂重启, BJX, 2022-03-14
  6. 甘肃:推动兰州新区热电联产、正宁电厂扩容项目尽快开工, BJX, 2022-06-09
  7. "甘谷电厂实现重启并网," BJX, 2022-10-17
  8. "新划入员工5050名!10家煤电企业划转 9家已正式冠名华能【附新成员名单】". 2021-05-01. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  9. "冠名华能!大唐、国家能源、国家电投13家电厂划入华能集团_甘肃". 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "华能甘谷发电有限公司 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-05-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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