Shenhua Yueyang power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Shenhua Yueyang power station (神华国华岳阳电厂) is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hunan Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the proposed location for the plant in Guanshan Village.

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Background on Project

Shenhua Group (now National Energy Investment Group) is currently planning to build a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 2,000 MW in Hunan Province.[1]

Units 1-2 were approved for construction in November 2015.[2] The project is mentioned in the 13th Energy Five Year Plan (2016-2020) of Hunan province, as one that needs to "find a proper time to build" during the period.[3]

As of March 2019 the project has stalled, but the local government is still promoting it and eager to begin construction.[4]

In September 2020 it was reported that construction had begun on the power station.[5]


A second phase of 2,000 MW has also been announced.[6] However, with no developments since 2013 and no mention in Hunan's 13th FYP, the expansion appears to be abandoned.


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.[7][8] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: National Energy Investment Group (80%), Yueyang City Construction Investment Group (15%), Yueyang Huihua Investment Development (5%)
  • Location: Huarong County, Yueyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 29.528, 112.542 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1 & 2: Construction; Units 3 & 4: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1-2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
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Articles and resources


  1. "神华国华岳阳火电厂落户华容预计投资83亿", 红网湖南频道, 2013/9/22
  2. "神华国华永州电厂一期工程已开工项目," 2015-12-25
  3. "湖南能源“十三五”规划:十三五新增风电装机300万千瓦," 国际能源网 徐夷, 2017-09-20
  4. "向伟雄专题调度国华华容电厂项目建设," 岳阳日报, 2019-03-15
  5. "神华国华岳阳电厂项目(2×1000MW)开工," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2020/9/30
  6. "神华国华岳阳火电厂落户华容预计投资83亿", 红网湖南频道, 2013/9/22
  7. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  8. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. "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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