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China Huadian Corporation (中国华电集团)

China Huadian Corporation is a fully state owned company headquartered in China. In 2020, its revenue was USD34.4 billion and installed capacity was 166 Gigawatts (GW). Huadian is one of the five largest state-owned power generators in China. It has announced an intention to invest in low-carbon generation as it plans to increase low-carbon electricity capacity from 43% in 2020 to 50% in 2025.

Ranking position
#37 /50
Total score
18.3 /100
Performance score
2.7 /20
Narrative Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 0.0 /4 #35

Material Investment

#1 0.5 /7 #41

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2 #20


#1 0.8 /4 #42

Policy Engagement

#1 0.6 /1 #13

Business Model

#1 0.8 /2 #27
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Leading practice

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Risks and opportunities


Huadian receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Huadian is not on track to achieve the reduction in emission levels required by its 1.5°C pathway. It is projected to exceed its carbon budget to 2035 by 62%. Huadian just announced its plan to continue to increase low-carbon electricity capacity from 43% in 2020 to 50% in 2025.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2020
  2. 2023

More about the company

Beijing, China
Group revenue (2020)
USD 34.4 billion
Installed capacity (2020)
166.0 GW

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