Zhongwei power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Zhongwei power station (中卫热电厂) is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

An additional 2,640 MW expansion project is proposed.

The power station has also been referred to as CPI Zhongwei Cogen power station; 国家电投宁夏能源铝业中卫热电厂; 国能中卫热电; and 宁夏中卫电厂扩建工程.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Shapotou Didtrict, Zhongwei city, Wuzhong Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

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Background on Project

Zhongwei power station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 700 MW in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It was sponsored by CPI and Ningxia Power Investment Group and scheduled to be completed in 2015,[1]. The power station was commissioned in 2016.[2]


A 4 x 660 MW expansion project was listed in Ningxia's 14th Five-Year-Plan for the energy sector.[3] By September 2022, the project had already began the process to obtain a permit per bidding ads.[4][5]


In July 2015, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) merged to become State Power Investment Corporation (国家电力投资集团), one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in the People's Republic of China.[6]

On May 2020, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission began a pilot project in which five central government owned power enterprises reallocated their coal power assets in five northwest provinces and autonomous regions, resulting in each province or autonomous region has only one central government owned power company presented. Namely, China Huaneng presents in Gansu; China Datang presents in Shaanxi; China Huadian in Xinjiang; State Power Investment Corporation in Qinghai, and National Energy Group in Ningxia. 40 coal power stations in the 5 provinces or autonomous regions have shifted their ownership accordingly since then. [7]

In February 2021, the ownership of Zhongwei power station shifted to National Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd.[7][8]

Project Details

  • Owner: Guoneng Zhongwei Thermal Power Co., Ltd. (国能中卫热电有限公司)
  • Parent: State Power Investment Corporation (76%), Ningxia Power Investment Group (24%)
  • Location: Zhongwei city, Wuzhong Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 37.622562, 105.235214 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-2: Operating, Expansion Units 1-4: Pre-permit development
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 1 & 2: 350 MW), 2,640 MW (Expansion Units 1-4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Units 1-2: Subcritical, Expansion: Unknown
  • In service: Units 1-2: 2016
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "中卫项目浇筑第一罐混凝土," 中卫项目部 张青海, 2014-04-22
  2. "热电联产之星:中电投宁夏青铜峡能源铝业集团," 中卫新闻网, 2016-08-20
  3. "自治区人民政府办公厅关于印发宁夏回族自治区能源发展“十四五”规划的通知," Ningxia, 2022-09-13
  4. "宁夏电力公司中卫热电国能宁夏中卫电厂4×660MW机组扩建工程环境影响评价服务项目询价公告," 电力资讯网, 2022-09-20
  5. "宁夏电力公司中卫热电4×660MW机组扩建工程可行性研究服务项目询价采购项目采购," biaozhaozhao, 2022-09-23
  6. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched". World Nuclear Association. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "五大发电集团将在甘肃陕西等5省区形成"一家央企一个省区"格局". finance.sina.com.cn. 2020-05-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "国能中卫热电有限公司 - 企查查". www.qcc.com. Retrieved 2022-11-21.

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