Datang Xilinhot power station

From Global Energy Monitor
Part of the
Global Coal Plant Tracker,
a Global Energy Monitor project.
Download full dataset
Report an error
Related coal trackers:

Datang Xilinhot power station (大唐锡林浩特发电厂) is an operating power station of at least 1320-megawatts (MW) in Xilinhot, Xilingol, Inner Mongolia, China. It is also known as 大唐国际胜利电厂; Datang Xilinhaote power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Datang Xilinhot power station Xilinhot, Xilingol, Inner Mongolia, China 44.0223, 116.172225 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

Loading map...

Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 44.0223, 116.172225

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical 2019
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown 660 ultra-supercritical 2020

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Inner Mongolia Datang International Xilinhot Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]
Unit 2 Inner Mongolia Datang International Xilinhot Power Generation Co Ltd [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Permit(s): June 16, 2015

Background on Project

China Datang is planning to build a coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,320 MW in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.[1][2]

As of 2015 the project is under environmental assessment.[3][4]

Construction is planned for 2015 and operation in 2017.[5] Construction began in 2015.[6][7]

Project suspended, then revived

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In 2016 China's National Energy Administration issued "scale control" (coal-fired capacity limits) on particular "sending out" locations that feed ultra-high voltage (UHV) long-distance power lines, including Inner Mongolia (Xilingong), Inner Mongolia (Ordos), Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.[8]

As of January 2017, the affected area includes this power station, which may be scaled down as a result. For details, see China's 2016 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

July 2017: Plant postponed by government

In July 2017 China's National Energy Administration (NEA) postponed or halted 185 coal-burning units across 21 provinces, totaling nearly 107 gigawatts (GW). 114 coal units totaling 65 GW are postponed for consideration until after the end of the 13th 5-year plan, in 2020. In addition, 71 coal units totaling nearly 42 GW were halted indefinitely for regulation violations. NEA said its goal is to eventually suspend or halt 150 GW of coal capacity during the 13th 5-year plan (2016-2020).[9]

Datang Xilinhaote power station Units 1-2 are among the postponed coal-burning units.[9]

September 2017: Suspension lifted

After political negotiations, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released an updated list of postponed and halted coal projects on September 26, 2017. The new list contained 151 units totaling 95 gigawatts (GW). Datang Xilinhaote power station was no longer on the list, suggesting the plant is not suspended.[10]

Unit 1 was commissioned in December 2019.[11] Unit 2 was commissioned in July 2020.[12]

Articles and Resources


Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of coal-fired power stations, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Coal Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.