Datang Hutubi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datang Hutubi power station (大唐呼图壁热电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the location of the plant in Hutubi County. (The satellite image was last updated in 2009, but the coordinates are correct.)

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Datang Hutubi power station, totaling 600 MW, were brought online in 2013. The plant is owned by China Datang.[1][2]

Proposed expansion

Datang is currently planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW.[3][4][5]

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.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Datang Xinjiang Power Gen Co
  • Parent company: China Datang
  • Location: Longwangmiao Road, Wugongtai Town, Hutubi County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 44.150707, 86.822167 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1 & 2); Cancelled (Units 3 & 4)
  • Gross capacity: 1,920 MW (Units 1 & 2: 300 MW each; Units 3 & 4: 660 MW each)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1 & 2)
  • Projected in service: 2013 (Units 1 & 2)
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