Huadian Pingjiang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Pingjiang power station (华电平江发电公司) is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hunan Province, China.


The map below shows the location of Fangu Village, Yuping Town, Pingjiang County, the exact location where the plant would be built in Yueyang Prefecture, Hunan Province.

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Background on Project

China Huadian is currently planning to build a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 2,000 MW in Hunan Province.[1][2]

The plant received a permit for construction in December 2015. It is planned for operation in 2017.[3]

As of 2017 the power station is not under construction, but the project is mentioned in the 13th Energy Five Year Plan (2016-2020) of Hunan province, as one that needs to "find a proper time to build" during the period.[4]

Construction began in December 2020. Operation is planned for 2023.[5]


In September 2014, according to the the US-based Boxun news portal and the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, thousands of people conducted a sit-in and hunger strike to protest the development of the plant. About 2,000 people protested at the government office of Pingjiang County in Yueyang City, holding banners that read: "Rather starve than be poisoned to death." In the evening, the crowd swelled to about 20,000. The following day, hundreds rallied near the county government building. High school students joined the hunger strike, boycotting classes. Boxun quoted protesters who said that more than 10,000 people had joined the rally. The Center said that thousands of paramilitary police had been deployed in the county. At issue was the concentration of acid rain due to the Pingjiang's foggy valley layout and the large size of the project.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Huadian
  • Location: Fangu Village, Yuping Town, Pingjiang County, Yueyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 28.808542, 113.54144 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1 & 2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2023
  • Coal type:
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Articles and resources


  1. "湖南公示大型火电项目优选评议结果 华电平江电厂等上榜",红网, 2014-07-17
  2. "湖南华电平江电厂新建工程顺利通过初可研审查", 网易新闻中心, 2013-09-02
  3. "华电平江电厂工程项目启动暨安置区开工," Sina News, 2015年12月29日
  4. "湖南能源“十三五”规划:十三五新增风电装机300万千瓦," 国际能源网 徐夷, 2017-09-20
  5. "预计2023年实现双投!华电平江公司主体工程正式开工 - 北极星火力发电网". 2020-12-07. Retrieved 2020-12-14.
  6. "Thousands Protest Against Power Plant Project in Southern China," Boxun News Agency, September 2014

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