Suzhou Qianyingzi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Suzhou Qianyingzi power station (皖能宿州钱营孜发电厂) is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Anhui Province, China.

An additional 1,000 MW is proposed at the site.


The photo below shows the plant in Taoyuan Town, Yongqiao District, Suzhou Prefecture.

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Background on Project

In 2016, the two-unit, 700 MW coal plant was under construction and planned for commissioning in 2017. It was sponsored by Wanbei Coal-Electricity Group and Wenergy Group.[1]

Plant postponed by July 2017 suspension

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) are ordered to slow down the construction progress during 2017 to 2020, and are 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.[2]

Suzhou Qianyingzi power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[2] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[3]

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

2018 development

Unit 1 was reported as commissioned in April 2018.[4]

Satellite photographs from July 2017 and March 2018 show that Unit 2 continued construction and appeared to be substantially complete in March 2018.[5]

Unit 2 was commissioned in August 2018.[6]


A third unit was permitted on September 19, 2022.[7][8]

The construction ceremony was held on December 28, 2022.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Anhui Qianyingzi Power Generation Co., Ltd. 安徽钱营孜发电有限公司
  • Owner: Anhui Hengyuan Coal Industry and Electricity Power Co.,Ltd. 50%; AN HUI WENERGY COMPANY LIMITED 48%; Anhui Power Fuel Co., Ltd. 2%.
  • Parent company: Wanbei Coal & Electrical Group Co., Ltd.
  • Location: Taoyuan Town, Yongqiao District, Suzhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
  • Coordinates: 33.5107954, 116.9261351 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-2: Operating, Unit 3: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,700 MW (Units 1 & 2: 350 MW, Unit 3: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Units 1-2: Subcritical, Unit 3: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start year: Units 1-2: 2018
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