Guodian Kuqa power station

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Kuqa (Kuche) power station (国电库车发电公司) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows the location of the plant, in Kuche (Kuqa or Kuchar) County, Aksu Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

Kuqa power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 870 MW in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The first two units, totaling 270 MW, were completed in 2006. Units 3 & 4, totaling 600 MW, were completed in 2012-13. The plant is majority-owned by China Guodian.[1][2]

Units 1 & 2 were retired in 2018, leaving 600 MW.[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]

Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: National Energy Investment Group (84%), Xinjiang Aksu Guoxing Asset Investment Management (11%), Kuqa County Asset Management (5%)
  • Location: Kuche (Kuqa or Kuchar) County, Aksu Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 41.73815, 82.88791 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 3 & 4: 300 MW)
  • Type:
  • In service: 2012 (Unit 3), 2013 (Unit 4)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 国电库车电厂二期热电联产工程完工投运, Xinjiang Net, July 22, 2013.
  2. "Coal-Fired Plants in China - Qinghai & Xinjiang," Power Plants Around the World, accessed November 2014
  3. "库车县加大淘汰落后产能工作力度," 阿克苏日报, 2018-11-03
  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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