Qinghai Datong power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Qinghai Datong power station (华电青海大通发电公司) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Qinghai Province, China.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Datong.

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Qinghai Datong power station is a 2 x 300 MW subcritical coal plant commissioned in 2006 and majority-owned by China Huadian.[1]

Plant mothballed

In 2019 it was reported that all but one coal plant in Qinghai had been mothballed due to competition from renewable energy and low energy demand. Mothballed plants appear to include unit 1 of Qinghai Datong power station, but not unit 2.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: China Huadian (85%), Qinghai Provincial Investment Group (15%)
  • Location: Datong, Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
  • Coordinates: 36.901665, 101.714504 (exact)
  • Status: Mothballed (Unit 1), Operating (Unit 2)
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 1 & 2: 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 2006
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