Shangluo power station

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Shangluo power station (陕西投资集团商洛发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 1320-megawatts (MW) in Shahezi Town, Shangzhou District, Shangluo, Shaanxi, China with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Shangluo power station Shahezi Town, Shangzhou District, Shangluo, Shaanxi, China 33.807099, 110.0629 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 33.807099, 110.0629

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical 2018
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical 2019
Unit 3 permitted coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical
Unit 4 permitted coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Shaanxi Shangluo Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Shaanxi Shangluo Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 3 Shaanxi Shangluo Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 4 Shaanxi Shangluo Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): May 2016, June 9, 2023 – 陕发改能电力〔2023〕1004 号, June 9, 2023


In 2011, Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group proposed a 2 x 660 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant for Shahezi Town,[1] and an agreement was signed between Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group and the Shangluo government in May 2015. It was under construction,[2] and planned for operation in 2017.[3]

2017: Plant halted by government

In July 2017, the NEA released the "Guideline of Supply-Side Reform of the Coal Power Bubble". The Guideline included a draft list which slowed down or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling 107 GW. 114 coal units (65 GW) were ordered to slow down the construction progress during 2017 to 2020, and were not allowed to connect to the grid in 2017. In addition, 71 coal units (42 GW) were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. The list partly overlapped with the projects listed in the January NEA letter to 13 provinces.[4]

Shangluo power station Units 1-2 were among the halted coal-burning units,[4] and also appeared on an updated list of halted projects released in September 2017.[5]

For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Construction continues after July 2017

Satellite photos from July and November 2017 showed that construction continued after the July 2017 suspension order,[6] and has continued through June 2018.

2018-2019: Plant commissioned

Unit 1 was commissioned in November 2018.[7]

Unit 2 was commissioned in March 2019.[8]


In October 2022, a feasibility study report for a 2 x 660 MW Phase II was underway.[9]

In February 2023, it was reported that the proposed expansion had been approved on the basis of seismic and environmental safety evaluations.[10] In March 2023, the expansion's Feasibility Study had been approved.[11] By June 2023, the two expansion units had been permitted by the Shaanxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission.[12]

The two expansion units were included in Shaanxi province's key thermal power projects lists in 2023, and the project was expected to begin operation in 2023.

Bidding for the expansion project's EPC was underway in June 2023.[13][14]


Shaanxi Huisen Coal Industry is the sponsor of the project, due to a merger by Shaanxi Provincial Investment Group and Shaanxi Province Coalfield Geology Group.[15]

Articles and Resources


  1. "陕西商洛发电有限公司揭牌仪式在商洛举行," Shaanxi Energy, 2011-07-22
  2. "集团公司与商洛市政府签署陕西商洛发电厂项目建设合作合同书," Shaanxi Energy, 2015-05-28
  3. "商洛电厂项目前期工作加速推进 厂区占地1000亩," 商洛新闻网, 2015-09-06 09
  4. 4.0 4.1 "16部委联合发文防范化解煤电产能过剩风险,", 2017-08-03
  5. "2017年分省煤电停建和缓建项目名单," Sohu, 2017-10-12
  6. Photos of 33.807099, 110.0629 in July and November 2017, Planet, May 2018
  7. "陕南最大火电项目 中国电建山东一建陕能商洛项目1号机组完成168小时满负荷试运行," 山东一建, 2018/11/30
  8. "项目|陕南地区最大的火电项目商洛电厂2号机组投运," Sohu, 2019-03-22
  9. "商洛发电二期2×660MW工程可研报告评审会召开," BJX, 2022-10-24
  10. “陕西商洛发电有限公司二期2×660MW工程场地地震安全性评价”项目通过验收 Shaanxi Earthquake Information Network, 2023-02-08
  11. 商洛发电二期2×660MW工程可研报告评审会顺利召开 Sohu, 2023-03-23
  12. 陕西能源:商洛电厂二期2×660MW项目获得核准 BJX, June 9, 2023
  13. 【开标】火电|2×660MW!陕投商洛发电二期工程三大主机设备采购中标结果公告, MP Weixin, 2023-06-19
  14. 【陕西2×660MW空冷燃煤项目三大主机预中标, MP Weixin, 2023-06-12
  15. "Yuan Xiaoning Chairman of Shaanxi Energy Group Co., Ltd Paid an Investigation Tour to Shenwu," Beijing Shenwu Environment & Energy Technology Co., 2015-02-03

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