Guodian Jingyuan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guodian Jingyuan power station (国电靖远发电公司) is an 880-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gansu Province, China.

An additional 2,000 MW is proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Jingyuan County, next to the Jingyuan-2 power station.

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Background on Plant

Guodian Jingyuan power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 880 MW (4 x 220 MW). The plant was completed between 1989 and 1992, and is owned by China Guodian.[1]

The predecessor of Guodian Jingyuan was Jingyuan 1 Power Station. In 2003 Jingyuan No.1 Power Station was transferred to China Guodian, and the name changed to Guodian Jingyuan Power Company, accordingly.[2]

The second phase of Jingyuan power station went operation in 1996-1997 - two units of 320MW each. Additional 2*300MW units were completed in 2006-2007. The 4 units formed Jingyuan-2 power station, which is owned by SDIC. The two power stations are next to each other.[2]

Proposed expansion

China Guodian was planning to build two new 1000MW at the power station (with some sources saying 1320MW).[3][4][5][6]

However, there appear to be no developments on the units since 2012, and they are likely 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.


On August 28, 2017, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) announced that China Guodian Corporation and Shenhua Group will be jointly restructured. Shenhua Group will become China National Energy Investment Group and will absorb China Guodian Corporation. It will be the largest power company in the world by installed capacity, as well as the world's largest coal producer.[7][8] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[9]

Plant Details of units 3-6

  • Sponsor: China Guodian
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Pingchuan District, Jingyuan County, Baiyin City, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.729392, 104.762739 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 880 MW (Units 1-4: 220 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1989-92
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Project Details of units 5-6

  • Sponsor: China Guodian
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Jingyuan County, Baiyin Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.729392, 104.762739 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 5-6: 1,000 MW)
  • Type:
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Articles and resources


  1. Jingyuan-1 Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Sept. 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "国电靖远发电有限公司," Baike, accessed Nov 2017
  3. “靖远发电全面完成年度节能降耗指标,” 中国电力新闻网 2010-11-25
  4. Ailun Yang and Yiyun Cui, "Global Coal Risk Assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research," World Resources Institute working paper, November 2012
  5. “国电靖远发电有限公司实施“上大压小”2×1000MW工程通过初步可行性研究审查,” 中华人民共和国环境保护部, 2012-07-10
  6. "国电靖远发电有限公司,"中国火力发电网, 2012-04-03
  7. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  8. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. "China’s Newly-Established National Energy Investment Group Sets World Records in Its Sector, With Assets of Over CNY1.8 Trillion," Yicai Global, 11-28-2017

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