Shizuishan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Shizuishan power station (国电石嘴山发电厂) is a 2,020-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.


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

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Background on Plant

The ten-unit Shizuishan-1 power station with capacity of 286 MW was retired by 2010, and replaced with the Shizuishan-2 power station.[1]

The six existing coal-fired units of Shizuishan-2 power station, totaling 2,020 MW, were brought online between 2002 and 2006. The plant is owned by China Guodian and Ningxia Power Investment Group.[2][3]

Description of Expansion

According to a 2012 World Resources Institute report, Guodian was planning to build additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,200 MW.[4]

However, there is no mention of the plans on the website of the power plant,[5] and plans appear to have been cancelled.


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.[6][7] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[8]

Project Details for Expansion

  • Sponsor: China Guodian (now the National Energy Investment Group) (60%), Ningxia Power Investment Group (40%).
  • Location: Shizuishan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 39.289167, 106.791111 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 7 & 8: 600 MW)
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Articles and resources


  1. "石嘴山电厂:甲子风华 山河为证-国家能源集团". 2021-07-20.
  2. "石嘴山电厂-百度百科". Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  3. "国电宁夏石嘴山发电有限责任公司". Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  4. Ailun Yang and Yiyun Cui, "Global Coal Risk Assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research," World Resources Institute working paper, November 2012
  5. "国电石嘴山发电公司," China Guodian Corporation website, accessed September 2015
  6. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  7. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. "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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