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Tongmei Datang power station

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Tongmei Datang power station (同煤漳电同达热电公司) is an 860-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.

Location

The photo below shows the plant southeast of of the city of Datong, Shanxi Province.

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Background on Plant

The initial power station consisted of four units of 50 MW each.[1]

Zhangze Power and Datong Mine Group planned two additional coal-fired units at this plant, units 5-6, with a total capacity of 660 MW. The new units were completed in 2014.[2][3]

Description of Expansion

An additional unit of 660 MW, unit 7, has been proposed.[4]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including unit 7 of Tongmei Datang. In response, the project was then cancelled by the sponsor.[5]

For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Shanxi Yongji Thermal Power Co
  • Parent company: Zhangze Power, Datong Mine Group
  • Location: Tashan Industrial Park, Datong city, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.9796028, 113.1859052 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1-6), Cancelled (Unit 7)
  • Gross capacity: 1,520 MW (Units 1-4: 50 MW, Units 5-6: 330 MW, Unit 7: 660 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-6), Ultra-supercritical (Unit 7)
  • Start date: 2014 (Units 5-6)
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