Chaoyang GDP power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Chaoyang GDP power station (国电电力朝阳热电公司) is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Liaoning Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Dongsanjia village, Qidaoquanzi Town, Longcheng District, Chaoyang Prefecture.

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Background on Retired Plant

China Guodian's Chaoyang GDP began as a 2 x 200 MW subcritical coal plant built in 1972-1975. It was retired in 2010.[1]

New units 3-4

China Guodian has proposed a 2 x 350 MW coal plant at the same site. Construction began in 2015. It is planned for operation in 2017.[1][2][3]

New units suspended, then revived

In July 2017 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) postponed or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling nearly 107 gigawatts (GW). Chaoyang GDP power station Units 3-4 were among the postponed coal plants.[4]

However, after political negotiations, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released an updated list of postponed and halted coal projects on September 26, 2017. Chaoyang GDP power station was no longer on the list.[5] For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Plant operating

Unit 3 was commissioned in November 2017.[6][7] Unit 4 was commissioned in March 2018.[8]


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.[9][10] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[11]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Guodian Power Development Co
  • Parent company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: 17 Yangguang Road, Mashan Street, Longcheng District, Chaoyang Prefecture, Liaoning Province, China
  • Coordinates: 41.614292, 120.424596 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (Units 1-2), Operating (Units 3-4)
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 3&4: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start year: 2017 (Unit 3), 2018 (Unit 4)
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