Datang Leizhou power station

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of China and coal

Leizhou power station (大唐国际雷州电厂) is a 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant 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]

2020: Unit 2 operating

Unit 2 was commissioned on January 6, 2020.[8]

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
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1 & 2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-Supercritical
  • Start year: 2019 (Unit 1), 2020 (Unit 2)
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Articles and resources


  1. "大唐雷州电厂项目建设拉开序幕," 碧海银沙, 2013-06-06
  2. "关于广东大唐国际雷州电厂“上大压小”新建工程环境影响报告书的批复", 中华人民共和国环境保护部, 环审[2014]68号,2014-03-26
  3. "大唐火电项目建设如火如荼 雷州工业引擎展露雏形"湛江日报, 2016-12-14
  4. 4.0 4.1 "16部委联合发文防范化解煤电产能过剩风险,", 2017-08-03
  5. "2017年分省煤电停建和缓建项目名单," Sohu, 2017-10-12
  6. "广东大唐国际雷州电厂“上大压小”2台1000兆瓦新建工程除尘建筑安装工程第1根钢架柱子," 中国电力化工网, 2018-04-02
  7. "国内首台二次再热、π型炉百万机组商运," 北极星电力网新闻中心, 2019/12/9
  8. "2×1000MW!广东大唐国际雷州发电厂2号机组通过168小时试运 - 北极星火力发电网". 2020-01-08. Retrieved 2021-01-15.

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