Datong-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datong-2 power station (国电电力大同第二发电厂) is a coal-fired power plant consisting of 3,120 MW in Shanxi Province, China.

Location of Datong-2

The undated satellite photo below shows Datong-2 in Qili Village, Nanjiao District.

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Background on Plant

Datong-2 power station is a ten-unit coal-fired power station totaling 3,720 MW. It was built from 1984 to 2009. It was originally majority-owned by China Guodian.[1] Units 1-3 of Datong-2 totaling 600 MW were retired in 2020, leaving 3,120 MW operating.[2]


On August 28 2017, China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) announced that China Guodian Corporation and Shenhua Group would be jointly restructured. Shenhua Group became China National Energy Investment Group and absorbed China Guodian Corporation. It became the largest power company in the world by installed capacity, as well as the world's largest coal producer. The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Guodian Power Development Co
  • Location: Qili Village, Nanjiao district, Datong, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 40.0279118, 113.293318 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 4-10), Retired (Units 1-3)
  • Gross capacity: 3,720 MW (Units 1-6: 200 MW, Units 7-8: 600 MW, Units 9-10: 660 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-8), Supercritical (Units 9-10)
  • Years built: 1984-2009
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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