Guoneng Shanghaimiao power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Guoneng Shanghaimiao power station (神华内蒙古上海庙发电公司) is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.


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Background on Project

Shenhua Group (now National Energy Investment Group) is seeking approval for a 2 x 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical power station at Shanghaimiao Town in Otog Front Banner.[1]

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 with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Guoneng Shanghaimiao. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[2]

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

2019: Project revived

In July 2019, it was reported the project was undergoing environmental assessment, with approval planned within 2019.[3]

The plant received environmental clearance on December 30, 2019.[4]

2020: Construction begins

Construction began on the power station in October 2020.[5]


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.[6][7] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shenhua Guoneng
  • Parent company: Shenhua Group (now National Energy Investment Group)
  • Location: Shanghaimiao Town, Otog Front Banner, Ordos Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates:38.309587, 106.679378 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1&2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
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Articles and resources


  1. "战略地位-鄂托克前旗上海庙经济开发区,", Jul 25, 2014
  2. "能源局下发13省市新建火电机组停建清单(附文件)," Polaris, Jan 16, 2017
  3. "8×1000MW!上海庙至山东特高压4个配套电源点项目正在建设中," 上海庙经济开发区经济发展局, 2019/7/15
  4. "上海庙电厂2×100万千瓦机组工程项目获得核准," Sina, 2020年01月02日
  5. "2021国家能源集团内蒙古上海庙发电有限公司人员招聘17人公告," 国电电力发展股份有限公司, 2020-10-21
  6. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  7. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. "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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