Tianming power station

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Tianming power station (神华四川天明电厂) is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Sichuan Province, China.


The project site is shown below in Shuanghe Town, Jiangyou County.

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Background on Project

In 2011 Shenhua Group and the Sichuan Provincial Government signed an agreement for a 2 x 1,000 MW coal plant for Shuanghe Town.[1] The power station is under construction and planned for operation in 2017.[2]

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.[3]

Tianming power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[3] and also appeared on an updated list of postponed projects released in September 2017.[4]

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

Construction after July 2017

Satellite photos of 31.869616, 104.910148 show construction continuing after July 2017.


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.[5][6] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shenhua Sichuan Energy, Bashu Jiangyou Tianming Power Co
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Shuanghe Town, Jiangyou County, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
  • Coordinates: 31.869616, 104.910148 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1 & 2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2018
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