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CPI Dabieshan power station

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Dabieshan power station (中电国际黄冈大别山发电公司一期) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hubei Province, China. An additional 1,320 MW has been proposed.

Location

The map below shows the location of the plant, near the city of Macheng, Hubei province.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Dabieshan power station, totaling 1,200 MW, were brought online in 2008. The plant is majority-owned by China Power Investment Corporation (CPI).[1]

Description of Expansion

CPI is currently planning to build additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW.[2][3]

Construction on the plant began in August 2016, despite 2016 China regulations that suspended the building of new plants in the province until 2018.[4] However, because the plant is a government poverty reduction project, it is likely exempted from the restrictions on new coal plant builds.[5] It is planned for operation in 2019.[6]

Ownership

In July 2015, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) merged to become State Power Investment Corporation (国家电力投资集团), one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in the People's Republic of China.[7]

Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: State Power Investment Corporation (51%), Huainan Mining Group (42%), Other (7%)
  • Location: Zhongguanyi Town, Macheng, Hubei Province, China
  • Coordinates: 31.1420662, 114.8921871 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2019
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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