Huaneng Zhengning power station

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of China and coal

Huaneng Zhengning power station (华能甘肃能源正宁电厂) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gansu Province, China.

Longer-term plans call for an additional 4,000 MW.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Zhengning County.

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Background on Project

China Huaneng is currently planning to build a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW in Gansu Province.[1] The plant received EIA clearance in March 2014 and was permitted for construction in December 2014.[2][3][4]

An additional 4,000 MW has been proposed.[5] In the "13th 5-year Energy Development Plan for Gansu Province", issued in September 2017, the second phase of Zhengning power plant is a back-up supporting coal power plant for the Eastern Gansu UHV transmission line. The feasibility study has been completed.[6]

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects, including Huaneng Zhengning Units 1-2. Under the suspension, project development should be postponed to China's 14th Five Year period (2021-2025).[7] For details, see China's Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

In January 2019 it was reported that Gansu Province is pushing the project forward, while China Huaneng is reluctant to pursue the project due to poor market conditions and uncertain coal supply.[8]

Construction on phase II of 4 x 1,000 MW coal units were put out for bidding in March 2020.[9]

The project reportedly planned construction begin at the end of 2020, and aimed commissioning in 2023. [10]By April 2021, construction does not begin yet.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Huaneng Gansu Energy Development Co[11]
  • Owner: Huaneng Gansu Energy Development Co
  • Parent company: China Huaneng
  • Location: Zhuozitou Village, Zhoujia Town, Zhengning County, Qingyang Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 35.268403, 107.975564 (exact)
  • Status: Permitted (Units 1-2), Pre-permit development (Units 3-6)
  • Gross capacity: Phase I: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW); Phase II: 4,000 MW (Units 3-6: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
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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. "华能正宁电厂一期(2×660MW)环境影响报告书(简本)", 2013-11-1
  3. "关于华能正宁电厂一期(2×660MW)工程环境影响报告书的批复," Ministry of Environmental Protection, March 11, 2014
  4. "甘肃能源公司正宁电厂简介--华能集团". China Huaneng.
  5. "华能正宁电厂二期2×1000MW机组可行性研究招标公告,", 2014-9-27
  6. "《甘肃省人民政府办公厅关于印发甘肃省“十三五”能源发展规划》的通知," Gansu Gov Office, 2017-09-12
  7. "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
  8. "庆阳市委市政府与华能甘肃能源开发有限公司举行座谈," 陇东报, 2019/01/09
  9. "华能甘肃公司正宁电厂二期4台1000兆瓦工程勘察设计预招标采购招标公告," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2020/3/27
  10. "华能正宁电厂二期4×1000MW工程计划年底开工 - 北极星火力发电网". 2020-09-18. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  11. "华能甘肃能源开发有限公司 - 企查查". Retrieved 2021-04-27.

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