Datang Pingluo power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datang Pingluo power station (大唐平罗电发电公司) is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows the location of the project in Hongyazi Town, Pingluo

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Background on Project

China Datang has proposed a 2 x 660 MW coal plant in Hongyazi Town. It was permitted in December 2015 and began construction in 2016. It is planned operation for 2017.[1]

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

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

2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017, the 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.[3]

Datang Pingluo power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units,[3] and also appeared on an updated list of postponements released in September 2017.[4]

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

2018: Construction ongoing

In July 2018 it was reported that construction was ongoing. Additionally, an accident at the plant site led to the death of one worker.[5] The power plant has been designated as a back-up power source that will be used for emergencies only for a period of at least one year.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Datang
  • Location: Hongyazi Town, Pingluo, Shizuishan Prefecture, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 39.014518, 106.936207 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 1 and 2: 660 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
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