Ningxia Zhongning-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ningxia Zhongning-1 power station (宁夏中宁发电厂) is a 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

An additional 1,320 MW Ningxia Zhongning-2 (京能宁东发电公司中宁发电项目) has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Wuzhong Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Ningxia Zhongning-1 power station, totaling 660 MW, were brought online between 2005 and 2006. The plant is owned by Ningxia Energy Group Co.[1] In 2020, Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Group became the wholly-owned shareholder of the plant.[2]

Description of Expansion

Ningxia Energy Group Co is planning to build two addiitonal coal-fired units, Zhongning-2 power station, with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW. A call for bidding on construction of the units was released in 2013.[3]

The proposed capacity expansion was later changed to two 660 MW supercritical units (1,320 MW total).[4]

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 Ningxia Zhongning-2. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[5]

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

Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: Beijing Energy Group (65%), CHALCO (35%)
  • Location: Zaoyuan, Zhongwei, Wuzhong Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 37.589444, 105.706389 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "宁夏中宁发电有限公司 - 公司简介,", accessed November 2014
  2. "宁夏中宁发电有限责任公司".
  3. "China : Huadian Ningxia Power Generation Zhongning Power Plant Phase II of 2000 MW Capacity (coal fired power plant) in CHINA," China Tenders, Jan 9, 2013
  4. "京能电力拟与中铝宁夏能源共同投资建设京能中宁电厂2×660MW项目," 网易财经, 2015/4/2
  5. "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

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