Datang Golmud power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datang Golmud power station (大唐国际格尔木发电项目) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Qinghai province, China.


The map below shows the location of Golmud City, the approximate location of the plant.

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Background on Plant

The proposed power station by China Datang would eventually consist of four units of 660 MW each, starting with the first two units of 660 MW each. The project was announced in 2014.[1]

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

Due to new restrictions announced during 2016 by the National Energy Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission, further capacity expansions at this location appear to be on hold or cancelled. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

2017: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration suspended 85 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Datang Golmud. It is unclear when or if the projects will be revived.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Datang Inernational, Beijing Zhongtian Runbo Water Management Co.
  • Parent company: China Datang
  • Location: Golmud City, Qinghai Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.416667, 94.883333 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1-2: 660 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
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