Gansu Electric Guazhou Changle power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Gansu Electric Guazhou Changle power station (甘肃电投常乐发电公司) is a 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gansu Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Guazhou County.

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Background on Project

Gansu Electric Power Investment is planning to build a coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 4,000 MW in Gansu Province.[1][2][3][4]

The 4 x 1,000 MW project was permitted for construction in August 2017. It will be the peaking power source for the Jiuquan Wind-Solar power base. It is also the supporting power plant for the Jiuquan to Hunan UHV Transmission Line.[5]

Construction started on units 1-2 in September 2017.[6] Planet satellite photos from June 2017 to April 2018 show construction progress on units 1-2.

Unit 1 was commissioned in September 2020.[7] Unit 2 was commissioned in November 2020.[8]

Unit 3 & 4 are listed into 2021 Gansu Provincial Major Project Investment Plan, in catalog of "Planned new construction projects计划新开工项目". [9]

Units 3-4 postponed by central government

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects, including the second phase of Gansu Electric Guazhou Changle, totaling 2000MW. The second phase of the Guazhou Changle power station (Units 3-4) is proposed to postpone further development to after 2020.[10]

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Gansu Power Investment Changle Power Generation Co., Ltd. 甘肃电投常乐发电有限责任公司[11]
  • Owner: Gansu Electric Power Investment & Development Company
  • Parent company: Gansu Electric Power Investment & Development Company
  • Location: Guazhou County, Jiuquan Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 40.6599, 96.513 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-2), Permitted (Units 3-4)
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1&2: 1,000MW), 2,000 MW (Units 3&4: 1,000MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start year: 2020 (Units 1-2)
  • Coal type:
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Articles and resources


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  2. “常乐电厂项目进入实施阶段,” 每日甘肃 2011-07-06
  3. "重大项目建设简报:2014年第7期," 重点项目建设管理处, 2014-08-25
  4. "甘肃省1-4月份省列重大项目投资完成情况:风电5个、水电1个," 北极星风力发电网, 2015年5月25
  5. "投资118亿!甘肃电投常乐电厂调峰火电项目开工"BJX Power News, 2017/9/13
  6. "甘肃电投常乐电厂4×1000MW工程开工建设"Jiugang Daily, 2017-9-14
  7. "甘肃电投常乐电厂1号机组投产移交," China5e, 2020-09-25
  8. "甘肃电投常乐电厂一期工程全面投产发电-新华网甘肃频道". 2020-11-12. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  9. "陇东至山东特高压在内 2021年甘肃省省列重大项目投资计划-北极星输配电网". 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  10. "能源局下发13省市新建火电机组停建清单(附文件)," Polaris, Jan 16, 2017
  11. "甘肃电投常乐发电有限责任公司 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-05-06.

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