Daba power station
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Daba power station is a 2,520-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.
The undated satellite photo below shows Units 1-4 to the south, Units 5-6 in the center, and Daba-4 under construction to the north in Qingtongxia, Wuzhong.
Background on Plant
Daba power station is a six-unit coal-fired power station of 2,520 MW. It was commissioned from 1991 to 2009, and is owned by China Huaneng (1-4 units) and China Datang (5-6 units). Units 5-6 are also known as Daba-2.
Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity
In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.
As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result.
For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.
- Sponsor: China Huaneng (Units 1-4), China Datang (Units 5-6)
- Location: Daba Town (Dabazhen), Qingtongxia, Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
- Coordinates: Units 1-4: 37.9854795, 105.9283345; Units 5-6: 37.9897243, 105.9258293 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 2,520 MW (Units 1-4: 330 MW, Units 5-6: 600 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start year: 1991-2009
- Coal type: Bituminous, Anthracite
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