Datang Xigu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datang Xigu power station (大唐西固热电公司), also known as Lanzhou Xigu power station (兰州西固热电公司), is a 660-megawatt (MW) coal-fired CHP power plant in Gansu Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Xigu District, Lanzhou Prefecture.

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Background on Plant

The power plant started operating in 1957, with units 1-8 commissioned between 1957 and 1967. Units 1-4 totaling 100 MW were retired in 2007. Units 5-8 totaling 200MW were retired in 2008 to 2009.[1]

In 2006, Datang Xigu Power Station merged with Gansu Lanxi Power Station. Two units of Gansu Lanxi Power Station, totaling 330 MW and completed between 1998 and 1999, were added to Datang Xigu Power Station, as units 9&10. The plant is owned by China Datang.[2]

Units 11 & 12 have a total capacity of 660 MW, and were completed in 2007. They received a permit from NDRC for construction after they were commissioned, in 2008. It is a CHP power plant, supplying heat to Xigu District, Lanzhou Prefecture, in addition to electricity generation.[3][4]

In 2013 the plant was fined by the local environmental authority for violating emissions regulations.[5]

In 2018 units 9-10 (165 MW each) were retired, leaving only units 11 and 12 (330 MW each).[6]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Datang Gansu Power Generation Co Ltd
  • Parent company: China Datang
  • Location: Xigu District, Lanzhou Prefecture, Gansu Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.129774, 103.622874 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 660 MW (Units 11 & 12: 330 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2007 (Units 11 & 12)
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