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Top 10 Thermal Power Generation Companies in the World by Capacity

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China Huaneng Group Co Ltd, China Energy Investment Corp Ltd, China Datang Corp, Saudi Electricity Co, and Korea Electric Power Corp are the top 5 thermal power generation companies in the world by capacity (as of March 31, 2022). Collectively, the top 10 thermal power generation companies in the world had an active capacity of 618,673 MW as of March 31, 2022, where highest being registered by China Huaneng Group Co Ltd (110,527 MW), followed by China Energy Investment Corp Ltd (72,615 MW), and China Datang Corp (69,758 MW), while the lowest being registered by Duke Energy Corp (42,388 MW). In terms of the geographical split, 7 out of 10 of the world’s thermal power generation companies are based in the Asia-Pacific, while the remaining are based in Europe, and North America. 7 out of the top 10 companies employed a total of 643,654 people in 2021. China-based China Huaneng Group Co Ltd is the largest thermal power generation company in the world (by capacity). The company is a state-owned power generation company. It invests, develops, constructs operate and manages power sources in China. The company develops coal-fired, hydro, wind, solar, nuclear, and natural gas-fired power projects. It is also involved in the development, investment, construction, production, and sale of products related to energy transportation, finance, renewable energy and environmental protection, and industrial investment, operation, and management activities. It is headquartered in Xicheng District, Beijing, China. China Energy Investment Corp Ltd (China Energy) formerly known as China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, is a provider of coal, thermal power, wind power, coal-to-liquid fuels and coal chemicals. China Energy is an energy service provider based in China. The company is the next largest thermal power generation company in the world (by capacity). The company operates through eight business segments, such as coal, thermal power, new energy, hydropower, transportation, chemical industry, environmental technology and finance.

China Huaneng Group Co Ltd

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China

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China Datang Corp
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China

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China Datang Corp
CHN ENERGY Investment Group Co Ltd

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China

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JERA Co Inc
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Japan

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Construction

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JERA Co Inc
Saudi Electricity Co

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Saudi Arabia

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Power

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NTPC Ltd

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India

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Power

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Korea Electric Power Corp

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South Korea

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Power

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Egyptian Electricity Holding Co
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Egypt

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Power

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Egyptian Electricity Holding Co
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

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South Africa

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Power

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PT PLN (Persero)

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Indonesia

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Power

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