Huanghua Cangzhou power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Huanghua Cangzhou power station (神华国华沧州发电厂) is a 2,520-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hebei Province, China.


The map below shows the location of the plant, in Huanghua City, Cangzhou Prefecture, Hebei Province.

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Background on Plant

Huanghua Cangzhou power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 2,520 MW. The plant was completed between 2005 and 2009, and was originally owned by Shenhua.[1][2]

Huanghua Cangzhou power station is located within Huanghua Port area, which is also owned by Shenhua Guoup. Huanghua Port is the No.1 coal port in China. Its coal throughout reached 270 million tons in 2017. Huanghua Cangzhou power station was built on the artificial land and is using desalted sea water. The power plant features its "no fresh water consumption, no land occupation, and no coal source transportation".[3]


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.[4][5] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[6]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Shenhua Guohua Electric Power Corp
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Huanghua City, Cangzhou Prefecture, Hebei Province, China
  • Coordinates: 38.31, 117.8786111 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 2,520 MW (Units 1 & 2: 600 MW; Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2005-06 (Units 1 & 2); 2009 (Units 3 & 4)
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Articles and resources


  1. Huanghua (Cangdong) Coal Power Plant China, Global Energy Observatory, accessed Sept. 2015.
  2. "中国神华旗下黄骅电力4号机组投产"Sohu-中国证券报, 2009-12-03
  3. "河北国华沧东电厂"Baidu Baike
  4. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  5. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  6. "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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