Dongguan Sanlian power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Dongguan Sanlian power station (东糖集团三联热电公司) is a 285-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Guangdong Province, China.

100 MW (4 x 25 MW) of additional coal capacity reportedly retired at the site in 2021.[1][2][3]

Datang Huayin Dongguan Sanlian power station describes a separate 2 x 350 MW proposal.


The map below shows the location of the plant, at Zhongtang Town, Dongguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province.

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Background on Plant

Dongguan Sanlian power station includes two coal-fired power units with capacity above 30 MW, for a total capacity of 285 MW. The plant was completed in 2003 and 2005, and is owned by Dongguan Donta Group.[4][5][6]

Sanlian Power Station was founded in 1989. In 2003, Dongguan Donta Group, a local sugar refinery enterprise, bought the majority shares of the plant, and turned it into its captive power plant, supplying heat and steam to the sugar refinery process, besides electricity generation. The total capacity of the plant reached 285MW in 2005 after the commission of a 150MW-unit, and later increased to 433MW. In 2010, Donta group formed a new company, Donta Sanlian Cogen Power Company, with its 2 units, 285MW total capacity. Donta Group is till the dominant shareholder of the plant.[7]

The power plant was fined in 2011 by MEPC (Ministry of Environmental Protection of China) for its emission-surveillance data fraud. [8]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Dongguan Sanlian Cogen Power Company
  • Parent company: Dongguan Donta Group
  • Location: Zhongtang Town, Dongguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Coordinates: 23.1398478, 113.7288363 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 285 MW (Unit 1: 150 MW, Unit 2: 135 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 2003, 2005
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