Replacing a coal-fired plant with a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) gas plant

The challenge

Tianjin Junliangcheng Power Generation was building a CHP gas plant to replace its coal-fired plant. The new power plant needed high-efficiency turbines to complement its aim in emissions reduction.

Rooted in China for over 40 years, GE has been delivering the kind of innovative gas power products Tianjin Junliangcheng Power Generation was looking for.

The solution

GE’s advanced 9HA.01 gas turbine was integrated into the new CHP gas plant, which has replaced the former coal-fired plant. The Junliangcheng Power Plant features the first commercially operating GE 9HA.01 technology in mainland China. GE also supplied its Mark* VIe Distributed Control Solution for full combined-cycle plant control, operation, and reliability.


Benefits of coal to gas conversion

661 MW

of projected total plant power


Chinese homes will benefit

7,775 tons

expected annual reduction of CO2


We are committed to accelerating the modernization of our power plant in alignment with China’s emissions reduction goals. We have been working with GE since 2014 and put our trust in GE’s leading HA technology. We are pleased to have selected GE’s high-efficiency gas technology for this project.

Representative of China Huadian Corporation

GE is helping to reduce the Juliangcheng plant’s environmental impact significantly. Natural gas-fired generators have the lowest CO2 emissions of all fossil power-generation fuels, and GE’s H-Class gas turbine portfolio has the capability to burn up to 50% by volume of hydrogen when blended with natural gas. This offers great potential to combat climate change.

Tianjin Junliangcheng Power Generation Co., Ltd. (part of China Huadian Corporation), is behind its nation abandoning a long-term reliance on coal. The Chinese government has announced their plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, confirmed by the recent pledge to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

Today, the plant provides up to 661 megawatts of electricity, the equivalent output needed for 100,000 homes in the region. Following this coal-to-gas conversion, the Junliangcheng plant is expected to reduce sulfur dioxide and NOx emissions by approximately 7,775 tons per year respectively.

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