Yongli power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Yongli power station (华电永利发电厂) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

With no updates after the plant was permitted in 2015, plans were presumed cancelled. However, the project was revived in 2022.


The map below shows the location where the plant would be built in Yongli Village, Ningdong Town, Lingwu City, Yingchuan Prefecture, Ningxia, China.

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Background on Project

China Huadian is currently planning to build a coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.[1] The company submitted the environmental impact assessment in March 2014.[2] The power station was permitted in 2015.[3]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Huadian Yongli. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[4]

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Plant postponed 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) 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.[5]

Yongli power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[5] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[6]

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

Project revived

In March 2022, the project was revived.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Huadian
  • Location: Ningdong Town, Lingwu City, Yinchuan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 37.954679, 106.660017 (exact)
  • Status: Permitted
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (2 x 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service:
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