Dalate power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Dalate power station (华能北方联合电力达拉特发电厂) is a 3,180-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

A 2,000 MW expansion has been proposed.

Location

The map below shows the location of the plant, in Dalate (Dalad) Banner, Ordos (E'erduosi) Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

Dalate power station is a 3,180 MW coal-fired power station in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, owned by China Huaneng. The plant's existing eight units were completed between 1995 and 2007:[1]

  • Units 1-4 (330 MW each, subcritical) - operating 1995
  • Units 5-6 (330 MW each, subcritical) - operating 2004
  • Units 7-8 (600 MW each, supercritical) - operating 2007

Proposed expansion

China Huaneng has proposed adding a Units 9 & 10 at the power station, totaling 2,000 MW (1,000 MW each).[2][3][4]

Plans for the expansion appeared cancelled in the wake of China's traffic light policy. The policy, first issued in 2016, limited coal plant development in certain regions, including Inner Mongolia. (For more information, see China's Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.)

However, the traffic light policy was loosened in February 2020 and Inner Mongolia was issued a green light for coal plant development. In March 2020, plans for the project were revived.[5] In April 2020, Unit 9 completed a pre-feasibility report.[6] In May 2020, unit 9 was permitted for construction. It is planned for operation in 2022.[7]

Plant Details for Existing Units 1-8

  • Sponsor: North United Power Co Ltd
  • Parent company: China Huaneng
  • Location: Shulinzhao Town, Dalate (Dalad) Banner, Ordos (E'erduosi) Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 40.36695, 109.99604 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 3,180 MW (Units 1-6: 330 MW; Units 7 & 8: 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-6), Supercritical (Units 7-8)
  • In service: 1995-98 (Units 1-4); 2004 (Units 5 & 6); 2006-07 (Units 7 & 8)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details for Units 9 & 10 Expansion

  • Sponsor: North United Power Co Ltd
  • Parent company: China Huaneng
  • Location: Shulinzhao Town, Dalate (Dalad) Banner, Ordos (E'erduosi) Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 40.36695, 109.99604 (exact)
  • Status: Permitted (Unit 9), Announced (Unit 10)
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 9 & 10: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2022 (Unit 9)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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