Huaneng Chaohu power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Huaneng Chaohu power station (华能巢湖发电公司) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Anhui Province, China.

An additional 1,320 MW is under construction.


The map below shows the plant, which is located in Chaohu District, Hefei Prefecture, Anhui Province.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Huaneng Chaohu power station, totaling 1,200 MW, were brought online in 2008. The plant is owned by China Huaneng.[1][2][3][4] Huaneng subsidiary Huaneng Power International bought a controlling interest in the plant from its parent company in October 2014.[5]

Description of Expansion

Huaneng has proposed two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total capacity of 1,320 MW.[6]

Construction on the units began in June 2016.[7][8]

However, Planet satellite photos through February 2018 show no progress on the units since construction began in June 2016. The units appear to be shelved.

Plant Details for Existing Units 1 & 2

  • Sponsor: Huaneng Power International
  • Parent company: Huaneng
  • Location: Chaohu, Hefei Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
  • Coordinates: 31.652, 117.8229 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 1 & 2: 600 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: 2008
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: Huaneng
  • Location: Chaohu, Hefei Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
  • Coordinates: 31.652, 117.8229 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)[6]
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Ailun Yang and Yiyun Cui, "Global Coal Risk Assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research," World Resources Institute working paper, November 2012
  2. Huaneng Chaohu Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed 2014-11.
  3. Huaneng Chaohu Coal Power Plant China, Global Energy Observatory, accessed 2014-11.
  4. Jiang Jiao et al, Design Innovation and Optimization of Huaneng Chaohu 2×600 MW Unit Project, Jiangsu Electric Power Design Institute, accessed 2014-11.
  5. Huaneng Power International buys interests from connected firms, Shanghai Daily, 2014-10-14.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "关于安徽华能巢湖电厂二期扩建项目环境影响报告书的批复,", 中华人民共和国环境保护部 , 2014-03-13.
  7. "华能巢湖电厂二期项目获核准" 中国火力发电网, 2015-02-12
  8. "静态投资近40亿元 华能巢湖电厂二期工程开工"北极星电力网新闻中心, 2016/6/24

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