CPI Dabieshan power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Chinacoal}}Dabieshan power station (中电国际黄冈大别山发电公司一期) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Hubei Province, China. An additional 1,320 MW has been proposed.


The map below shows the location of the plant, near the city of Macheng, Hubei province.

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Background on Plant

The two existing coal-fired units of Dabieshan power station, totaling 1,200 MW, were brought online in 2008. The plant is majority-owned by China Power Investment Corporation (CPI).[1]

Description of Expansion

CPI is currently planning to build additional coal-fired units at this plant, with a total planned capacity of 1,320 MW.[2][3]

Construction on the plant began in August 2016, despite 2016 China regulations that suspended the building of new plants in the province until 2018.[4] However, because the plant is a government poverty reduction project, it is likely exempted from the restrictions on new coal plant builds.[5] It is planned for operation in 2019.[6]


In July 2015, China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) merged to become State Power Investment Corporation (国家电力投资集团), one of the five largest state-owned electricity producers in the People's Republic of China.[7]

Project Details for Units 3 & 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: State Power Investment Corporation (51%), Huainan Mining Group (42%), Other (7%)
  • Location: Zhongguanyi Town, Macheng, Hubei Province, China
  • Coordinates: 31.1420662, 114.8921871 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross capacity: 1,320 MW (Units 3 & 4: 660 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2019
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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