Waigaoqiao power station

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Waigaoqiao power station is a 5,160 megawatt coal-fired power station in Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is operated by Shenergy Co Ltd.[1][2]


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Shanghai Pudong.

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The power station is made up of the following units:[1]

  • Waigaoqiao-I (4 x 300 MW, subcritical technology) - built 1995-1997
  • Waigaoqiao-II (2 x 980 MW, supercritical technology) - built 2004
  • Waigaoqiao-III (2 x 1,000 MW, ultra-supercritical technology) - built 2008

In August 2016 New Scientist reported that a Chinese engineer had re-engineered Waigaoqiao-III to burn 276 grams of coal per kilowatt-hour, compared with China’s national average of 315 grams per kilowatt-hour.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shenergy Co Ltd.
  • Location: Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Coordinates: 31.355833, 121.598333 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 5,160 MW
    • Units 1-4: 300 MW
    • Units 5-6: 980 MW
    • Units 7-8: 1,000 MW
  • Type:
    • Units 1-4: Subcritical
    • Units 5-6: Supercritical
    • Units 7-8: Ultra-supercritical
  • Years built: 1995-2008
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Coal-Fired Plants in Shanghai," industcards, accessed July 2015
  2. Russell Pittman and Vanessa Yanhua Zhang, "Electricity Restructuring in China: The Elusive Quest for Competition", U.S. Department of Justice, April 2008.
  3. "China hopes Shanghai clean coal plant sets example," Power Engineering, August 2016

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