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一期) is a proposed 4,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gansu Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for 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.[5] Construction started in September 2017.[6] It is the peaking power source for Jiuquan Wind-Solar power base. It is also the supporting power plant for Jiuquan to Hunan UHV Transmission Line.

Planet satellite photos from June 2017 to April 2018 show construction progress on units 1-2.

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

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 is proposed to postpone further development to after 2020.[7]

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

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Gansu Power Investment Co Ltd
  • Parent company: Gansu Electric Power Investment
  • Location: Guazhou County, Jiuquan Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 40.6599, 96.513 (exact)
  • Status: Construction (Units 1-2), Shelved (Units 3-4)
  • Gross capacity: 4,000 MW (4 x 1,000MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:¥11.8 billion

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