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The Top Five power generation groups in China

China's power generation market mainly includes five power generation modes: thermal power, hydropower, nuclear power, photovoltaic power generation and wind power. Thermal power accounts for half of the power generation market. Photovoltaic, wind power, hydropower and other clean energy "afterwaves" have developed rapidly and become a new growth point for power generation groups.


So, how many thermal power plants, hydropower plants, wind power plants, nuclear power plants and photovoltaic power plants are there under the five power generation groups? According to public information, in this period, we counted 2310 home appliance plants under the five power generation groups, of which the national energy group is the largest thermal power company and the national power investment is the largest new energy power generation company!


1. China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd


China Huaneng Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as China Huaneng) is an important state-owned backbone enterprise established with the approval of the State Council.


China Huaneng has a registered capital of 34.9 billion yuan and its main businesses are: power development, investment, construction, operation and management, power (thermal) production and sales, development, investment, construction, production and sales of finance, coal, transportation, new energy, environmental protection related industries and products, and industrial investment, operation and management.


Over the years, the company has resolutely implemented the decision-making and deployment of the Party Central Committee, earnestly fulfilled the economic, political and social responsibilities shouldered by central enterprises, and adhered to the mission of Huaneng "three color company", gradually formed the strategic target positioning of "electricity as the core, multi energy coordination, innovation guidance, financial support, global layout, and accelerated the construction of a" three color, three strong and three excellent "world-class energy enterprise, in order to ensure national energy security It has made positive contributions to promoting the transformation and upgrading of energy and promoting the development of the national economy.




At present, the company has 51 secondary units, more than 460 tertiary enterprises, 5 listed companies (respectively Huaneng International, Inner Mongolia Huadian, Xinneng Taishan, Huaneng hydropower and Great Wall Securities), and 130000 employees. By the end of 2019, the installed capacity of wholly-owned and holding power plants will be 182.78 million KW, and the coal production capacity will be 77.6 million tons / year. Both the total assets and the scale of financial management assets exceeded 1trillion yuan, and the main production and operation indicators remained ahead of the industry. Among the domestic power generation enterprises, it took the lead in entering the world's top 500. It has won A-level performance assessment of the SASAC and A-level tenure assessment of the person in charge of central enterprises for 20 times. It has the most times among the domestic power generation enterprises of the same kind.


During the "13th five year plan" period, the company's industrial development planning objectives are: to basically build a modern energy industry system with power as the core, coal, transportation, finance, science and technology, logistics and energy related service industries cooperating with each other, and coordinated development at home and abroad. The main indicators will rank among the world's similar energy enterprises and the world's first-class enterprises with global competitiveness.


2. China Datang Group Co., Ltd


Founded on december29,2002, China Datang Group Co., Ltd. is a state-owned super large energy enterprise directly managed by the central government. Its main business covers six sectors: power, coal, finance, overseas, coal chemical industry and energy services. China Datang has a registered capital of 37billion yuan and a total assets of 772.6 billion yuan. It has been selected as one of the world's top 500 for 11 consecutive times and has been rated a in the performance assessment of central enterprises for 8 consecutive years.


China Datang implements a collectivized management system and operation mode based on the three-level responsibility subjects of group companies, branches (subsidiaries) and grass-roots enterprises. Its affiliated enterprises include 5 listed companies, 43 regional companies and professional companies, and the total number of employees is 95000. The five listed companies are respectively the first Chinese enterprise listed in London and the first power enterprise listed in Hong Kong - Datang International Power Generation Co., Ltd; Datang Huayin Power Co., Ltd. and Guangxi Guiguan Power Co., Ltd., which were listed earlier in China; China Datang Group New Energy Co., Ltd. and Datang Environmental Industry Group Co., Ltd. listed in Hong Kong.


Focusing on the new connotation of the important strategic opportunity period, grasping the new opportunity of deepening the supply side structural reform, taking adhering to the party's leadership and strengthening Party building as the guarantee, and taking reform and innovation as the driving force, we have transformed the development mode, optimized the structural layout, deepened the improvement of quality and efficiency, continued to fight three tough battles, and made new progress and new achievements in all aspects of work.


China Datang has established the general goal of building a world-class energy enterprise and the general requirements of "doing first-class things and becoming first-class"; Put forward the basic strategy of managing and prospering the enterprise, which always adheres to serving the overall situation, always adheres to and strengthens the leadership of the party, always adheres to the new development concept, always adheres to the first-class mission, and always adheres to the people-centered development idea; It defines the corporate mission of the national strategy implementer, industry development leader, clean energy provider, corporate value creator and public interest defender; Vigorously promote the "three changes" of quality, efficiency and motivation, and build a Datang of quality, efficiency, vitality, beauty and happiness.


China Datang has always adhered to the new development concept, resolutely implemented the new strategy of energy security, focused on the key development direction of "scenery and gas service", and accelerated the promotion of international business. By September, 2020, the installed power generation capacity in service was 155million kW, of which clean energy accounted for 36.4%, and ultra-low emission units accounted for more than 97% of coal-fired power units, ranking the advanced level in the industry. China Datang's assets in service and under construction are distributed in 31 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as well as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and other countries and regions. It has Inner Mongolia Datang International Tuoketuo Power Generation Co., Ltd., the world's largest thermal power plant in service, and Inner Mongolia Chifeng Saihanba wind farm, the world's largest wind farm in service.


Make new and greater contributions to the realization of the two centenary goals and the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.


 3. China Huadian Group Co., Ltd


China Huadian Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "China Huadian") is a wholly state-owned power generation enterprise established by the state power system reform at the end of 2002. It is a super large central enterprise under the supervision of the state owned assets supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. Its main businesses are: power production, thermal power production and supply; Coal and other primary energy development related to power and related professional technical services. In recent years, the company has thoroughly implemented the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council and the national energy strategy, accelerated structural adjustment, focused on improving quality and efficiency, deepened reform and innovation, strengthened party building, continuously enhanced its comprehensive strength, significantly improved its industry position, and ranked 386 among the world's top 500 in 2019.


 4. China Guodian Corporation


China Guodian Corporation (English: China Guodian Corporation) is a comprehensive large-scale power generation group and vice ministerial level large-scale central enterprise approved by the State Council and established on december29,2002 on the basis of some enterprises and institutions of the former State Power Corporation [1]. China Guodian Corporation is mainly engaged in the development, investment, construction, operation and management of power supply, and organizes the production and sales of electric power (heat); Engage in investment, construction, operation and management related to coal, power generation facilities, new energy, transportation, high-tech, environmental protection industry, technical services, information consulting and other power businesses; Engage in domestic and foreign investment and financing business, and independently carry out foreign trade circulation operation, international cooperation, foreign project contracting, foreign labor cooperation and other businesses.


In 2010, the company was selected as one of the world's top 500 enterprises. In 2014, the ranking of the world's top 500 enterprises was significantly raised to 297. In August, 2016, China Guodian Corporation ranked 81st among the "2016 top 500 Chinese enterprises". [2] On july12,2017, China Guodian Corporation was awarded a in the 2016 annual business performance assessment by the SASAC. [3]


On August 28th, 2017, with the approval of the State Council, China Guodian Corporation and Shenhua Group Co., Ltd. were merged and restructured into the National Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd.


On August 28, 2018, China Shenhua and Guodian both announced that the group merger and delivery conditions previously agreed in the merger agreement between China Energy Investment Group and China Guodian group had been fully met, and the merger of the two groups was finally settled.


5. State Power Investment Group Co., Ltd


State Power Investment Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "state power investment") was established in May, 2015. It was reorganized and established by the former China Power Investment Group Corporation and the State Nuclear Power Technology Co., Ltd. It is an important super large state-owned backbone enterprise directly managed by the central government. It shoulders the major responsibility of ensuring national energy security. Its business covers the fields of power, heat, coal, aluminum, logistics, finance, environmental protection, photovoltaic, power station services, etc. it has nuclear power All types of power generation, including thermal power, hydropower, wind power and photovoltaic power generation, are designated by the state owned assets supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council as pilot enterprises of the board of directors of central enterprises, merger and reorganization of central enterprises, information disclosure of state-owned enterprises and state-owned capital investment companies, with a registered capital of 45billion yuan.


As one of the world's top 500 enterprises, the world's largest photovoltaic power generation enterprise, and one of China's three major nuclear power development, construction and operation operators, the State Power Investment Corporation has the world's most advanced passive third-generation nuclear power technology. It has taken the lead in organizing the implementation of two major National Science and technology projects, namely, large-scale advanced pressurized water reactor nuclear power plants and heavy-duty gas turbines with independent intellectual property rights. It is a demonstration enterprise for smart energy construction determined by the state owned assets supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Take the lead in launching China smart energy industry alliance.


 Adhering to the five development concepts of "innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing", CPI has distinct characteristics of clean development, innovative development and international development. Guided by the "2035 first-class strategy", it is positioned as an advanced energy technology developer, clean low-carbon energy supplier and energy ecosystem integrator, and is committed to building a world-class clean energy enterprise with global competitiveness.


China Power Investment Corporation is the world's leading supplier of clean and low-carbon energy. By the end of 2019, the installed capacity of electric power was 151million kW, and the installed capacity of clean energy accounted for 50.5%, maintaining a leading position among domestic enterprises of the same type. By the end of 2019, the installed PV capacity has exceeded 19.29 million KW. As one of the three largest nuclear power development, construction and operation operators in China, the National Power Investment Corporation has a nuclear power installed capacity of 6.98 million KW. It has many nuclear power plants in operation or under construction, such as Hongyanhe in Liaoning, Haiyang in Shandong and Rongcheng in Shandong, as well as a number of coastal and inland plant site resources. The installed hydropower capacity of the State Power Investment Corporation is 23.85 million KW, which is distributed in 13 provinces and regions such as Qinghai and Hunan and countries such as Brazil and Chile. It has a cascade hydropower station cluster in the upper reaches of the Yellow River and the tributaries of the Yuan river of the Yangtze River, and 8 hydropower stations above the million kW level. Thermal power development is characterized by large capacity, high parameters, energy conservation and environmental protection. By the end of 2019, the installed capacity of thermal power is 81.55 million KW, and the proportion of units above 600000 kW ranks in the forefront of domestic enterprises of the same type. The installed capacity of wind power is 19.33 million KW, and wind farms are distributed in 23 provinces and regions of China, Australia, Chile, Brazil and other countries. At present, the largest single wind power base in the world - Wulanchabu 6million kW wind power project and two million KW offshore wind power bases in Yancheng, Jiangsu and Jieyang, Guangdong are under construction.


State power investment is the developer of advanced energy technologies in the world. Taking the lead in organizing the implementation of major national science and technology projects for large-scale advanced pressurized water reactor nuclear power plants, he is the independent R & D designer of Qinshan nuclear power plant, the first nuclear power plant in China. He shoulders the glorious mission of national three-generation nuclear power localization, industrialization and internationalization, and has a complete industrial chain and strong technical strength in R & D and design, engineering construction, manufacturing and operation management of related equipment and materials. At present, all four units of the three generation nuclear power self-reliance project have been put into commercial operation. The world's advanced nuclear power technology "Guohe No. 1" with independent intellectual property rights has been developed, and 6513 intellectual property achievements and 1052 national patents have been accumulated. It took the lead in organizing the implementation of major national science and technology projects for heavy-duty gas turbines, and achieved milestone achievements such as independently casting large-size first stage stationary blades and completing the conceptual design of 300MW F-class gas turbines. Photovoltaic has the advantages of a complete industrial chain, including scientific research and development, planning and design, polysilicon, photovoltaic cells, module manufacturing, EPC Construction, production and operation, management training, etc., and the R & D and production of electronic polysilicon is in a leading position in China. Actively develop cutting-edge technologies such as hydrogen energy, energy storage and environmental protection, complete the research and development of 100 kW hydrogen energy batteries and put them into trial operation. It is an interested unit of hydrogen energy application demonstration cooperation for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Developed 2kW to 250KW series iron chromium liquid flow energy storage battery products, and realized the localization of all parts.



State power investment is an energy ecosystem integrator providing multi energy complementary solutions. It is a smart energy construction demonstration enterprise determined by the state owned assets supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. It takes the lead in launching the China smart energy industry alliance and is building a national industrial Internet platform, providing Chinese wisdom and solutions for promoting the deep integration of energy with the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence. We will spare no effort to promote the construction of comprehensive intelligent energy, and achieve a regional integrated energy solution with multiple horizontal "electric heating, air-conditioning and water" energy varieties and vertical "source network load storage use" energy supply links. The Huolin River circular economy demonstration project will be completed, with efficient utilization and recycling as the core, to form a circular economy industrial cluster with the coordinated development of coal, electricity, heat, aluminum, roads and ports, and to explore a new model of green development of circular economy and large-scale consumption of wind power. Take the lead in promoting and applying projects such as "water, light and scenery complementation", "fishing, light, agriculture and light complementation" and photovoltaic sand control in China, solve problems such as safe grid connection of photovoltaic power generation, improvement of comprehensive land utilization and environmental governance, and explore a multi energy complementary and intelligent coordinated energy ecological development path.


The State Power Investment Corporation is committed to international development, resolutely implements the "the Belt and Road" initiative, and the three international rating agencies maintain class a credit rating. The overseas business covers 64 countries including Brazil, Australia, Malta and Pakistan, and 37 countries along the "the Belt and Road", with an installed capacity of 5.21 million KW.


State power investment adheres to the responsibility. It has undertaken poverty alleviation and assistance tasks in 37 counties of 17 provinces, including 3 designated poverty alleviation counties at the national level and 34 poverty alleviation tasks entrusted by local governments of various provinces and cities. A total of 8.766 billion yuan has been invested, of which 8.18 billion yuan has been invested in photovoltaic poverty alleviation, which has benefited more than 500000 poor people and directly lifted 16900 people out of poverty. Two national poverty-stricken counties, Yanchuan County in Shaanxi and Shangcheng County in Henan, and qingguinan county with counterpart assistance, as well as 11 counties (prefectures) in the provincial poverty alleviation task, have achieved poverty alleviation. Innovate and practice the project development mode of "green electricity + poverty alleviation + ecology".