Datong Hudong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datong Hudong power station (国电电力大同湖东发电项目) is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Shanxi province, China.


The map below shows Datong, the approximate location of the proposed plant.

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Background on Plant

China Guodian (now National Energy Investment Group) has proposed a 2 x 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical coal plant in Datong, Shanxi province.[1]

The project was permitted for construction in August 2020.[2]

Construction is scheduled to be ready for construction by the end of 2021, but did not appear underway as of January 2022.[3]


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 will be jointly restructured. Shenhua Group will become China National Energy Investment Group and will absorb China Guodian Corporation. It will be the largest power company in the world by installed capacity, as well as the world's largest coal producer.[4][5] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Guodian Power Development Co
  • Parent Company: National Energy Investment Group
  • Location: Datong, Shanxi province, China
  • Coordinates: 40.083333, 113.3 (approximate)
  • Status: Permitted
  • Gross capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1-2: 1,000 MW)
  • Projected in service:
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "山西省水利厅关于国电电力大同湖东电厂2×100万千瓦上大压小工程," Shanxi Water Dept, Mar 24, 2017
  2. "核准!国电电力大同湖东电厂2×100万千瓦“上大压小”项目获核准," 北极星电力网, 2020/8/7
  3. [ https://news.bjx.com.cn/html/20210615/1158091.shtml "国家能源集团大同湖东2×100万千瓦项目计划2021年底具备开工建设条件,"] 北极星电力网新闻中心, June 15, 2021
  4. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  5. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  6. "China’s Newly-Established National Energy Investment Group Sets World Records in Its Sector, With Assets of Over CNY1.8 Trillion," Yicai Global, 11-28-2017

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