Huadian Gongxian power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Huadian Gong (Gongxian) power station (华电珙县发电厂) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Sichuan Province, China.

The power station replaced the Hongjiaozhuang power station (华电黄桷庄发电厂).

A 2,000 MW expansion of Huadian Gongxian power station has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Gong County (Gongxian).

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Huadian Gong power station, totaling 1,200 MW, were brought online in 2011. The plant is owned by China Huadian.[1][2]

Gongxian power station was the reincarnation of the Huangjiaozhuang Power Plant, which was located in Yibin City until it was shut down in 2014 over its high emissions. Before the closure, Huadian built the Gongxian power station in Gong County to replace it.[3]

Description of Expansion

In May 2016 China Huadian began seeking approval to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW.[4]

However, as of January 2020 there have been no further developments, and the expansion appears to be abandoned.

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Huadian Sichuan
  • Parent company: China Huadian
  • Location: Xiao'er Town, Gong County (Gongxian), Yibin Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 28.271318, 104.668987 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1 & 2); Cancelled (Units 3 & 4)
  • Gross capacity: 3,200 MW (Units 1 & 2: 600 MW; Units 3 & 4: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical (Units 1 & 2); Ultra-Supercritical (Units 3 & 4)
  • Projected in service: 2011 (Units 1 & 2)
  • Coal type: Anthracite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "四川华电珙县电厂一期2x600Mw工程竣工投产", 新华网四川频道, 2011-08-29
  2. "华电珙县电厂," 珙县新闻网, 2013-4-26
  3. "华电珙县电厂二期工程项目," 珙县投资促进局, 2014-09-30
  4. "华电珙县电厂二期工程项目,", May 23, 2016

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