Liancheng-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Liancheng-2 power station (连城发电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gansu Province, China.


The map below shows the plant, in Liancheng, Yongdeng County, Lanzhou Prefecture, Gansu Province. The demolished Liancheng-1 power station was located immediately to the north of the site where Liancheng-2 is located.

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Background on Plant

Liancheng-2 power station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 600 MW. The plant was completed between 2004 and 2005, and was owned by Datang.[1][2]

In June 2019 it was reported the plant had been shut down since April 2018, due to the bankruptcy of Datang Gansu Power Generation. The company applied for bankruptcy and liquidation after it defaulted on 16.44 million yuan (US$2.39 million) of debt.[3]

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.[4]

However, in June 2022, a rehabilitation or construction process still appeared underway.[5]

By December 2022, the plant was operating again.[6][7]


In May 2020, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) began a pilot project which allowed 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 was 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 had completed the transition. [8][9]This power plant completed the ownership transition to China Huaneng in April 2021.[10]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Huaneng Liancheng Power Generation Co Ltd 华能连城发电有限公司.[10]
  • Owner: Huaneng Gansu Engery Development Co., Ltd. 92.5323%; GD POWER DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. 4.1487%; Gansu Electric Power Investment & Development Company 3.3190%.
  • Parent company: China Huaneng
  • Location: Liancheng, Yongdeng County, Lanzhou Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.5193555, 102.8674104 (exact)
  • Status: Operating [Mothballed April 2018 to 2022 (estimated)]
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1 & 2: 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 2004-05
  • Coal type:
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Liancheng-2 Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Sept. 2015.
  2. "甘肃大唐国际连城发电有限责任公司"Datang Gansu Power Generation Co Ltd.
  3. "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
  4. 华能集团甘谷、连城电厂重启, BJX, 2022-03-14
  5. 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
  6. "华能连城发电有限公司实现重启并网," GSEI, 2022-12-09
  7. [ "为促新能源消纳 甘肃两座煤电厂重启复产 文|财新 陈雪婉,"] Caixin, 2022-03-14
  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 "华能连城发电有限公司 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-05-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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