Dafang Wumeng power station

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Dafang Wumeng power station (华润电力贵州煤电一体化公司大方发电厂) is a power station in the pre-permit stage in Machang Town, Dafang County, Bijie, Guizhou, China. It is also known as CR Bijie Power Station, CR Dafang Wumeng power station, 华润电力贵州乌蒙电厂, and Guizhou Bijie Coal Power Base Unit 1.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dafang Wumeng power station Machang Town, Dafang County, Bijie, Guizhou, China 26.9957, 105.5078 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 26.995667, 105.507801
  • Unit 2: 26.995667, 105.507801

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 pre-permit - 660 MW supercritical - -
Unit 2 pre-permit - 660 MW supercritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 China Resources Power (Guizhou) Coal Electricity Integration Co Ltd China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd [69.70%]; other [23.20%]; other [7.10%]
Unit 2 China Resources Power (Guizhou) Coal Electricity Integration Co Ltd China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd [69.70%]; other [23.20%]; other [7.10%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permits: 2015-5-12 [likely expired]


  • Source of financing:

Background on Project

China Resources Power Holdings and Chongqing Energy Investment Group have proposed a coal-electricity integrity project with 10*660MW coal-fired units in the area of Guizhou Bijie Prefecture since 2012, scattering at Dafang County, Qianxi County, Jinsha County, Nayong County and Qixingguan District, with two 660 MW units in each place. A 20 mtpt coal mining project is also included. The estimated investment is near ¥100 billion. All the electricity generated by these 10 units will supply Chongqing DC Municipality. Dafang power station is one of them.[1]

Dafang Wumeng power station was permitted in 2015.[2][3][4][5]

Unit 2 suspended

In July 2017, the NEA released the "Guideline of Supply-Side Reform of the Coal Power Bubble". The Guideline included a draft list which slowed down or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling 107 GW. 114 coal units (65 GW) are ordered to slow down the construction progress during 2017 to 2020, and are not allowed to connect to the grid in 2017. In addition, 71 coal units (42 GW) were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. The list partly overlapped with the projects listed in the January NEA letter to 13 provinces.[6]

On September 26, 2017, the NEA released an updated list of postponed and halted coal projects, containing 151 units totaling 95 gigawatts (GW). CR Dafang Power Station Unit 2 was among the projects postponed for development consideration until after the end of the 13th 5-year plan, in 2020.[7]

For more information, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2018-2019: No construction

In February 2018, the Guizhou Development and Reform Commission (DRC) published a list of Key programs and Major Projects for the province's economic development in 2018, which will have priority for loans, land, and subsidies. There are five coal power projects on the list, not including CR Dafang Power Station. Therefore, any immediate plans for this project appear to be shelved.

Satellite images show that as of April 2018 construction had not begun. As of December 2019 satellite photos continue to show no signs of construction.

2021: Project revived

In June 2021 the project was revived and a pre-feasibility study carried out, now for a 2 x 1000 MW coal plant.[8]

2023: Project remains active with minimal progress

At the end of 2022, the project was included in the Guizhou Province Coal Power Projects Three-Year Action Plan (2023-2025)(贵州省煤电项目建设三年攻坚行动方案(2023-2025年)) as a 2 x 660 MW capacity power station that was pending approval and expected to begin commercial operation in 2025.[9]

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