Huadian Hami power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Huadian Hami power station (华电新疆哈密热电公司) is a 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

A 700-megawatt (MW) expansion is under development.


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Background on Plant

The first three units of the plant, totaling 49 MW, were commissioned in 1987 to 1996 and retired in 2008. Units 4-6, totaling 295 MW, were commissioned in 1996 and 2003.[1] Unit 4 (25 MW) was retired in 2018.[2]


In 2015 China Huadian proposed a 2 x 350 MW expansion of the Huadian Hami power station, units 7-8.[1]

In 2016 the units were reported to be under construction. They are a residential CHP project.[3]

Nationwide Restrictions Imposed on Development of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In January 2017 China's National Energy Administration proposed the suspension through 2020 of over 100 planned and under-construction coal power projects with a total capacity of over 100GW in 13 provinces, including Huadian Hami power station Units 7-8.[4]

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

2018: Construction resumes

Construction resumed on units 7-8 in June 2018.[5]

2021: Expansion commissioned

Unit 8 of the expansion was commissioned on May 28, 2021.[6]

Project Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: Huadian Xinjiang Power Co Ltd
  • Parent company: China Huadian
  • Location: Hami Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 42.893385, 93.440788 (exact)
  • Status: Construction (Unit 7), Operating (Unit 8)
  • Gross capacity: 700 MW (Units 7&8: 350 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start year: 2021
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