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China Huaneng Group (中国华能集团)

China Huaneng Group is a fully state-owned company headquartered in China. In 2020, its revenue was USD45.5 billion and installed capacity was 196 Gigawatts (GW). Huaneng was the first mainland Chinese power producer to become a Fortune 500 company. It is majorly dependent on coal, but it plans to accelerate its low-carbon electricity capacity from 36.6% in 2020 to 50% in 2025 and 75% in 2025.

Ranking position
#48 /50
Total score
6.4 /100
Performance score
2.7 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 0.0 /4 #35

Material Investment

#1 0.4 /7 #44

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2 #20


#1 0.9 /4 #41

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


Huaneng receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Huaneng is not on track to achieve the reduction in emission levels required by its 1.5°C pathway. It will exceed its carbon budget to 2035 by 54%. Huaneng plans to reduce 20% carbon emission by 2025 and increase low-carbon electricity capacity from 36.61% in 2020 to 50% in 2025, which could improve its alignment with its 1.5°C pathway.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2020

More about the company

Beijing, China
Group revenue (2020)
USD 45.5 billion
Installed capacity (2020)
196.4 GW

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