Shenhua Lingzhou power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Shenhua Lingzhou power station (神华国能宁鲁煤电公司灵州发电厂) is an existing 270-megawatt (MW) power station in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

An additional 1320 MW has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Project

The existing power station consists of two units totaling 270 MW, commissioned in 2005-2006.[1]


Shenhua Group and Ninglu Coal Company[2] have proposed to build an additional two units of 660 MW each.[3]

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

With no developments since 2014, plans for units 3 and 4 appear to be abandoned.


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.[4][5] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[6]

Project Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: Ninglu Coal Company
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Ningdong Town, Lingwu, Yinchuan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 38.1418812, 106.5655804 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 and 4: 660 MW)
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