Datang Tangshan power station
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Datang Tangshan power station (大唐唐山热电) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hebei Province, China.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Lubei District, Tangshan Prefecture.
Background on Plant
The first five units, totaling 250 MW and known as Tangshan-1, or Tangshan General power station which was originally founded in 1941, were retired in 2007. They were built from 1985 to 1996.  The retirement of these 5 units was one of the requirements by the Environmental Protection Agency to receive the permit for construction of Tangshan-2 power station under the policy of "shutting down smaller units to build bigger ones". However, after 2 years operation of Tangshan-2, the Tangshan-1 was still operating. It resulted Datang Power International Co. was publicly criticized by MEPC in 2007 and the punishment toward Tangshan City government.
Plant Details for Tanghsan-2
- Sponsor: Datang International Power Generation Co
- Parent company: China Datang (80%), Tangshan Construction Investment (20%)
- Location: Lubei District, Tangshan Prefecture, Hebei Province, China
- Coordinates: 39.647601, 118.197526 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 2005
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