CPI Xining power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}CPI Xining power station (国家电投黄河上游水电开发公司西宁火电厂) is a 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Qinghai Province, China.


The map below shows the power station in Xining Prefecture.

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Background on Project

In 2012 CPI proposed a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW in Qinghai Province.[1] The plant was permitted in May 2012, and the environmental impact report was accepted by the China Department of Environmental Protection in June 2014.[2]

Satellite imagery from both Planet and google suggest construction on the plant began in the second half of 2013. It was completed in 2015-2016.[3][4][5]


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.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Huanghe Hydropower Development Co
  • Parent company: State Power Investment Corporation (94%), Gansu Electric Power Investment Group (3.5%), Shaanxi Hydropower Development (2.5%)
  • Location: Ganhe Industrial Park, Huangzhong County, Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.584279, 101.493067 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1 & 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • In service: 2015 (Unit 1), 2016 (Unit 2)
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