CPI Changshu-1 power station

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Changshu-1 power station is a 3,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Jiangsu Province, China.

Location

The photo below shows the power plant complex, which is located near Changshu City, Suzhou Prefecture, Jiangsu Province. The oldest four units (Changshu-1 Units 1-4, built from 1993-1995), are in the center. To the east are Changshu-2 Units 1-3, built in 2005 and 2006. To the west are Changshu-1 Units 5 & 6, built in 2012 and 2013.

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Background on Plant

The six coal-fired units of Changshu-1 power station, totaling 3,320 MW, were brought online between 1993 and 2013. The plant was originally owned by CPI.[1][2][3]

Ownership

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.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Power International Development Ltd.
  • Parent company: State Power Investment Corporation
  • Location: Changshu City, Suzhou Prefecture, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 31.7565794, 120.9730554 (Changshu-1 Units 1-4), 31.753204, 120.9634852 (Changshu-1 Units 5-6)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity:
    • Unit 1: 330 MW (1993)
    • Unit 2: 330 MW (1993)
    • Unit 3: 330 MW (1994)
    • Unit 4: 330 MW (1995)
    • Unit 5: 1000 MW (2012)
    • Unit 6: 1000 MW (2013)
  • Type: Units 1-4: Subcritical[1]; Units 5 and 6: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Changshu Coal Power Plant China," Global Energy Observatory, accessed November 2014
  2. "中电投常熟电厂5#机组正式点火运行", 湖南省第四工程有限公司电建分公司,2013-3-26
  3. 中电投常熟电厂1千兆瓦超超临界6号机组投运"", 中国电力企业联合会, 2013-12-17
  4. "Chinese nuclear giant officially launched", World Nuclear Association (16 July 2015). Retrieved on 4 May 2015. 

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