Shenhua Baoqing power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Shenhua Baoqing power station (神华国能宝清煤电化公司一期) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant under development in Heilongjiang Province, China.

An additional 4,000 MW are proposed.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Baoqing County, Shuangyashan Prefecture, Heilongjiang Province.

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Shenhua Baoqing power station is a proposed six-unit power station of 5,200 MW total in Baoqing County. Units 1 and 2, totaling 600 MW each, were reported to be under construction in 2015, with units 3-6 still seeking permitting for construction.[1]

2017: Units 1-2 postponed by government

In July 2017 China's 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.[2]

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

2018: Construction ongoing

In November 2018 it was reported that construction was ongoing at the units, with commissioning planned for 2019.[4] The units are listed as emergency back-up power projects.[5]

Units 3-6 Expansion

Four additional units of 1,000 MW each have been proposed.[6][7][8]

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.

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


The power station was originally proposed and owned by Luneng Group. The Group transferred its coal possessions, including coal power plants, to Guodian (State Grid) in 2010. In 2012 Guodian transferred the coal assets to Shenhua Group.[9]

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 (90%), Baoqing Asset Managment (10%)
  • Location: Chaoyang Town, Baoqing County, Shuangyashan Prefecture, Heilongjiang Province, China
  • Coordinates: 46.250035, 132.54726 (exact)
  • Status: Construction (Units 1&2), Cancelled (Units 3-6)
  • Gross capacity: 5,200 MW (Units 1-2: 600 MW, Units 3-6: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2019 (Units 1&2)
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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