Guodian Xilinhaote power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guodian Xilinhaote power station (国电锡林浩特发电项目) is a proposed 1,800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows the location of Xilinhaote (Xilinhot) City, the approximate location where the plant would be built in Xilingol (Xilinguole) Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Background on Project

According to a World Resources Institute report (2012), China Guodian is currently planning to build a coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,800 MW in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.[1] The plant is referred to by WRI as "Guodian Xilinhaote Phases II and III," so it seems that this is an addition to an existing Guodian Xilinhaote-1 plant.

There have been no reports of further activity to develop those plans, and they appear to be shelved or abandoned.


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.[2][3] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[4]

Project Details for Phases II & III

  • Sponsor: China Guodian
  • Parent Company: China Guodian (now National Energy Investment Group)
  • Location: Xilinhaote (Xilinhot) City, Xilingol (Xilinguole) Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 43.933, 116.087 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,800 MW
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Articles and resources


  1. Ailun Yang and Yiyun Cui, "Global Coal Risk Assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research," World Resources Institute working paper, November 2012
  2. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. "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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