Datong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Datong-1 power station (中煤大同能源公司发电厂) is a 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant and Datong-2 (国电电力大同第二发电厂) a 3,120 MW coal-fired power plant in Shanxi Province, China.

Location of Datong-1

The undated satellite photo below shows Datong-1 in Jiaocheng Village, Kouquan Town, Nanjiao District.

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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-1 power station consists of two 135 MW units built in 2013. The first five units have been retired. It is majority-owned by ChinaCoal.[1]

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 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.[3][4] The merger was completed on November 28, 2017.[5]

Project Details of Datong-1

  • Sponsor: China Coal Datong Energy Co
  • Parent Company: ChinaCoal (95%), Datong Yunfeng Asset Management (5%)
  • Location: Qili Village, Nanjiao District, Datong, Shanxi Province, China
  • Coordinates: 39.947261, 113.104985 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 270 MW (Units 6-7: 135 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Years built: 2013
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details of Datong-2

  • Sponsor: Guodian Power Development Co
  • Parent Company:
  • 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:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "大同市固废资源综合利用情况-中国工业固废交易平台," www.chinagygf.com, Oct 17, 2017
  2. "原标题:发展股份有限公司: 2020年半年度报告摘要," Sina, August 29, 2020
  3. "Factbox: Shenhua and Guodian - China's latest state marriage". Reuters. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. "China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company". Bloomberg News. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  5. "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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