Alashan Left Qi Wusitai power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Alashan Left Qi Wusitai power station (蒙能阿拉善左旗乌斯太发电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. An additional 660 MW has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Wusitai, in Wuda District, Wuhai Prefecture.

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Background on Project

The existing power station consist of two 300 MW units completed in 2008-2010, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.[1][2]

Proposed Expansion

In 2014 it was reported that Inner Mongolia Asset Management Bureau is planning to build an additional coal-fired power unit at the power station with a total planned capacity of 660 MW.[3]

2016: Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

On March 17, 2016, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) released the Coal Bubble Alert System, dubbed the ‘traffic light’ system, to crack down on the growing coal power overcapacity crisis. Inner Mongolia was deemed a "red light" province, meaning no new coal projects should be permitted. Therefore any further developments at the power station appear to be on hold or cancelled.

For details, see China's 2016/2017 Restrictions on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Inner Mongolia Asset Management Bureau
  • Location: Wusitai Town (Wusitaizhen), Alashan (Alxa) Zuo (Left) Banner, Alxa Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 39.446016, 106.667694 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units 1 & 2); Cancelled (Unit 3)
  • Gross capacity: 1,260 MW (Unit 1 & 2: 300 MW; Unit 3: 660 MW)
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  • In service: 2008 (Unit 1), 2010 (Unit 2)
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