Taiyuan-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Taiyuan-1 power station (国电太原第一热电公司) is a retired coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.

Two new 350 MW units are planned.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Jinsheng, Jinyuan.

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Background on Plant

Taiyuan-1 power station was a 14-unit coal-fired power station in Jinsheng, owned by National Energy Investment Group. The newest units, units 10-14, were retired in 2017.[1]

New Taiyuan-1

In October 2020 it was reported the retired plant would be replaced by two new 350 MW supercritical coal-fired units, this time in Qingxu County, about 45 kilometers from the retired Taiyuan-1 plant site. A proposed site in Qingxu County is being investigated.[2]


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.[3][4] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[5]

Plant Details of Taiyuan-1 units 10-14

  • Sponsor: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Jinsheng, Jinyuan, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.780683, 112.4761492 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2017)
  • Gross capacity: 1,225 MW (Unit 10: 25 MW, Units 11-14: 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 1991-2001
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details of Taiyuan-1

  • Sponsor: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Qingxu County, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 37.636123, 112.375806 (approximate)
  • Status: Announced
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1&2: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start year:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "国电太原第一热电厂终关停," 北极星电力网新闻, May 5, 2017
  2. "太原第一热电厂将落户清徐县," Sohu, 2020-10-24
  3. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. "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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