China completes the construction of Unit-1 of the country’s biggest coal power plant

China has completed the first 1,000 MW unit of the Shanghaimiao plant, the biggest of its kind under construction power plant in the country.

The plant is located in Ordos in the coal-rich northwestern region of Inner Mongolia. Once completed, it will have four generating units of capacity 1,000 MW each, and is designed to deliver power to the eastern coastal Shandong province via a long-distance ultra-high voltage grid. The plant has been developed by Gheuodian Power Shanghaimiao Corporation, part of the state-owned China Energy Investment Corporation. Notably, China has pledged to reduce its coal-fired power generation as part of a plan to become carbon-neutral by 2060. However, the government has plans to start reducing coal consumption only after 2025.