Huaneng Wulashan power station

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Huaneng Wulashan power station (华能北方联合电力乌拉山发电厂) is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.


The map below shows Huaneng Wulashan power station, in Wulashan Town (Wulashanzhen), Wulate (Urad) Front (Qian) Banner, Bayannur Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Huaneng Wulashan power station, units 4-5 totaling 600 MW, were brought online in 2006. The plant's first three units totaling 250 MW have been retired. In 2007, the No. 1 and No. 2 cooling towers of Huaneng Wulashan Power Plant were successfully demolished and dismantled, indicating that the “Developing Large Generating Units and Retiring Small Ones” Project was implemented in full scale. Unit 3 was retired in 2010. The plant is owned by China Huaneng.[1][2]

Description of Expansion

According to WRI's 2012 "Coal Risk Assessment" study, Huaneng is planning to build two additional coal-fired units at this plant (which WRI described as "Huaneng Beifang Wulate Front Qi Wulashan Power Plant"), with a total planned capacity of 1,200 MW.[3]

However, since no other reports can be found of this expansion plan, it appears to have been abandoned.

Project Details for Phase IV Expansion

  • Sponsor: North United Power Co
  • Parent company: China Huaneng
  • Location: Wulashan Town (Wulashanzhen), Wulate (Urad) Front (Qian) Banner, Bayannur Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Coordinates: 40.651111, 108.767778 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 6 & 7: 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Events: Optimizing Coal-based Power Development to Improve Energy Conversion Efficiency," China Huaneng, accessed December 2014
  2. "Coal-Fired Plants in China - Inner Mongolia," Power Plants Around the World, accessed December 2014
  3. Ailun Yang and Yiyun Cui, "Global Coal Risk Assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research," World Resources Institute working paper, November 2012

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