Guodian Jingyuan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guodian Jingyuan power station (华能靖远热电公司) 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]

In May 2020, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) began a pilot project which is allowing 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 is 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. [10][11] By the end of 2020, 10 coal power stations in Gansu have completed the transition. [12][13]

Guodian Yuzhong Power Station completed its transition to China Huaneng in May 2021.[14]

Plant Details of units 3-6

  • Sponsor: Huaneng Jingyuan Power Generation Co., Ltd. 华能靖远热电有限公司[14]
  • Owner: Huaneng Gansu Engery Development Co., Ltd 94.7%; Gansu Electric Power Investment & Development Company. 5.3%
  • Parent company: China Huaneng
  • 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: Guodian Jingyuan Cogen Power Generation Co., Ltd.
  • Owner: Guodian Gansu Power Co., Ltd. 51.44%; Gansu Electric Power Investment & Development Company 48.56%.
  • 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
  10. "西北五省"一省一企"煤电重组 是"电改"倒退吗?丨煤电生存发展系列报道_整合". 2020-08-07. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  11. "央企整合再出大动作,西北五省区各自将只有一家煤电央企-国际能源网能源资讯中心". 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  12. "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】--来源:《中国华能》 作者:马良骥". 2021-05-01. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  13. "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 2021-05-04.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "华能靖远热电有限公司 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-05-04.

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