Guohua Ningdong power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Guohua Ningdong power station is a 1,980-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Lingwu City, Yinchuan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

The fist two coal-fired units of Guohua Ningdong power station, totaling 660 MW, were brought online in 2010. The plant was originally owned by Shenhua Group.[1][2]


Shenhua is planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, each 660 MW.[3]

The two new units were permitted in January 2015,[4] and were reported as under construction in September 2015.[5] Operation is planned for 2017.[6]

Unit 3 completed a trial run in September 2017,[7] and unit 4 in November 2017.[8]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.[9]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, and units 3-4 may be scaled down as a result.

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.


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.[10][11] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[12]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: National Energy Investment Group (67%), Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group (33%)
  • Location: Majiatan Town (Majiatanzhen), Lingwu City, Yinchuan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 37.8447574, 106.7867768 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,980 MW (Units 1 & 2: 330 MW, Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1 & 2), Ultra-Supercritical (Units 3 & 4)
  • Start date: 2010 (Units 1 & 2); 2017 (Units 3 & 4)
  • Coal type: Bituminous coal/bituminous waste coal
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