Ningxia Zhongning-2 power station
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Ningxia Zhongning-1 power station (华电中铝宁夏能源中宁发电公司) is a 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.
An additional 1,320 MW Ningxia Zhongning-2 (京能宁东发电公司中宁发电项目) has been proposed.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Wuzhong Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Background on Plant
The two existing coal-fired units of Ningxia Zhongning-1 power station, totaling 660 MW, were brought online between 2005 and 2006. The plant is owned by Ningxia Energy Group Co.
Description of Expansion
Ningxia Energy Group Co is planning to build two addiitonal coal-fired units, Zhongning-2 power station, with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW. A call for bidding on construction of the units was released in 2013.
The proposed capacity expansion was later changed to two 660 MW supercritical units (1,320 MW total).
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 Ningxia Zhongning-2. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.
For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.
Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion
- Sponsor: Beijing Energy Group (65%), CHALCO (35%)
- Location: Zaoyuan, Zhongwei, Wuzhong Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
- Coordinates: 37.589444, 105.706389 (exact)
- Status: Shelved
- Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
- Type: Supercritical
- Projected in service:
- Coal type: Bituminous
- Coal source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "宁夏中宁发电有限公司 - 公司简介," baike.com, accessed November 2014
- "China : Huadian Ningxia Power Generation Zhongning Power Plant Phase II of 2000 MW Capacity (coal fired power plant) in CHINA," China Tenders, Jan 9, 2013
- "京能电力拟与中铝宁夏能源共同投资建设京能中宁电厂2×660MW项目," 网易财经, 2015/4/2
- "能源局下发13省市新建火电机组停建清单(附文件)," Polaris, Jan 16, 2017