Datang Leizhou power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Leizhou power station (大唐国际雷州电厂) is a 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant under development in Guangdong Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in the south of Gangcai Village, Wushi Town.

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Background on Project

China Datang has proposed a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total planned capacity of 2,000 MW in Guangdong Province. The plant was scheduled to be completed in 2015,[1][2] but as of December 2016 is still under construction. [3]

2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017 China's 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.[4]

Datang Leizhou power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[4] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[5]

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

Construction continues after July 2017 suspension

Satellite photography in July 2017 and March 2018 show construction has been ongoing. Construction on the plant was also reported in an April 2018 news report, with the plant planned for commissioning in 2019.[6]

2019: Unit 1 operating

Unit 1 began operating in December 2019.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Datang International Power Gen Co.
  • Parent Company: China Datang
  • Location: South of Gangcai Village, Wushi Town, Leizhou, Zhanjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 20.51161, 109.82803 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 1), Construction (Unit 2)
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1 & 2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Start year: 2019
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